The Kawasaki ZX-6R is back for 2019 and the Japanese manufacturer has released details of the new supersport — with upgraded electronics, Euro 4 compliance, and revised styling. The 2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R is built around an aluminum twin-spar frame and is powered by a DOHC 16-valve, 636cc inline-four with 38mm Keihin individual throttle bodies and oval sub-throttles.
To meet Euro 4 standards, Kawasaki makes use of ultra-fine atomizing injectors for precision and efficiency. Claimed output is 130 PS @ 13,500 rpm with 70.8 Nm of torque @ 11,000 rpm, while RAM Air affords an additional 6 PS of peak power. The gear ratio has been changed for better low-end response. While it isn’t an all-new motorcycle, the upgraded features are abundant.
The 2019 ZX-6R’s styling has been tweaked to align with Kawasaki’s current design philosophy. The new motorcycle's bodywork and silencer have been revised, it comes with new twin LED headlights, and its combined analogue-LCD dash receives additional features like a fuel gauge and a readout for remaining range.
Other new features on the 2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R are the Assist and Slipper Clutch, and a Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) as standard for clutchless upshifting. The adjustable brake lever is now complemented with an adjustable clutch lever with 5 positions. The ZX-6R has a fuel capacity of 17L, a seat height of 830 mm, and a wet weight of 196 kg.
This middle-weight supersport receives Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) with three ride modes, while the Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) is optional and has been specifically developed for aggressive riding. The 2019 ZX-6R stops with 310mm dual front discs and a single 220mm rear disc. It rides on 17-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 rubber, with suspension taken care of by adjustable 41mm Showa SFF-BP inverted front forks and an adjustable Bottom-Link Uni-Trak rear piggyback shock.
The 2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R is available in three color schemes so far: Lime Green, Ebony, and Metallic Graphite Gray (KRT edition), Pearl Storm Gray and Metallic Spark Black, or Metallic Flat Spark Black and Ebony.