The Kawasaki ZX-6R is a 600cc Kawasaki "Supersport" motorcycle. The ZX-6R was introduced in 1995, and refined versions were released in 1998 and 2000 in response to new products from Honda and Yamaha. Yet newer versions were released again in 2001, which included a 636cc variant for Europe and Australia. In 2003, a major redesign and an all new 636cc engine saw the ZX-6R take firm stand against its other Japanese rivals. A 600cc version called the ZX-6RR was also produced to conform to Supersport racing rules. In 2005, Kawasaki again revamped the ZX-6R with new styling such as an undertail exhaust and unprecedented power output.
In 2001, the ZX-6R won an amazing three separate racing championships, including the AMA Supersport title, AMA ProStar title, and FIM Supersport title. The ZX6R won the coveted 'Masterbike' award for the Supersport category in both 2004 and 2005.
The ZX series is what was known as the Ninja line of Kawasaki motorcycles in the 1980's, and still carries the moniker in North America today.
The 2006 model has a MSRP of $8,699 USD.