Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja Performance Edition

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Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja Performance Edition
Manufacturer
Production 2010
Class Sportbike
Engine
Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 13.3:1
Top Speed 257.8 km/h / 160.2 mph
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Transmission 6 Speed
Frame Aluminum perimeter, Rake / trail: 24 deg / 4.0 in.
Suspension Front: 41 mm inverted Showa Big Piston Front fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload,
Rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, top-out spring and pillow ball upper mount, dual-range (high/low-speed) stepless compression damping, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front: 2 x 300mm discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear: Single 220mm disc, 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 1400 mm / 5.1 in
Seat Height 815 mm / 32.3 in.
Weight 191 kg / 421 lb (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal
Manuals Service Manual


It could reach a top speed of 257.8 km/h / 160.2 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a Liquid cooled cooled Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder. The engine featured a 13.3:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2 x 300mm discs, 4 piston calipers in the front and a Single 220mm disc, 1 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 41 mm inverted Showa Big Piston Front fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload, while the rear was equipped with a Bottom-Link Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, top-out spring and pillow ball upper mount, dual-range (high/low-speed) stepless compression damping, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload. The ZX-6R Ninja Performance Edition was fitted with a 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal fuel tank. The wheelbase was 1400 mm / 5.1 in long.

Photos[edit]

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Overview[edit]

Kawasaki ZX-6R Performance Edition








2009 Review Kawasaki ZX-6R Performance Edition gets an Akrapovic silencer, double bubble screen, rear seat cowl plus tank and knee pads THE KEY TO THE EVOLUTION OF THE KAWASAKI NINJA ZX6R FOR 2009-10

Well Kawasaki have done it again. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R for 2009 / 2010. A complete model change and the press love it. MCN rated it 10/10. Again, this bike is lighter, more power, more torque and vastly improved handling characteristics thanks to the big piston forks.

What's been changed to produce the new Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R for 2009 / 2010??


Truthfully - Everything !!


2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R Engine & Performance A new engine for the Ninja ZX6R that weighs 2Kg less than the old one helping towards the total weight saving of 10KG yes, 10KG. In fact, throw a leg over it and it actually feels like Kawasaki have shed a lot more than 10 kilos.New double bore intake funnels (“velocity stacks”) on the Kawasaki ZX6R feature inlets at two different heights, allowing performance increases in both the mid- and high-rpm ranges. Optimised cam nitriding and tappets with increased durability enabled the use of high-load cam profiles which improve overall performance. The Kawasaki ZX6R has new pistons with new profiles and improved crown finishing to contribute to the gain in performance. Molybdenum coating on piston skirts reduces friction, piston rings with less tension reduce mechanical loss and revised cam chain guides stabilise chain motion, further contributing to reduced mechanical loss. Revised exhaust collector layout contributes to improved low and mid-range performance while maintaining high-rpm performance.

As seems to have become the norm with the late date Kawasaki Superbikes, a slipper clutch that really does the business comes as standard fitment on this new Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R Chassis While structure of the main frame is basically the same as that of the ZX6R from 2008, revised rigidity around the swingarm pivot and the rear engine mounts optimises front-rear rigidity balance. A 2-piece sub-frame is an aluminum die-casting consisting of a front and rear section. This layout for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja enables a very precise and very lightweight construction. The new sub-frame is also very narrow, allowing the rear of the Ninja ZX6R to be very compact and slim. Steering head angle (rake) has been adjusted in order to allow the ZX6R to turn in more easily. An ohlins steering damper has been fitted as standard ensuring that the more agressive attitude of the Kawasaki ZX6R does not get out of hand.

Suspension and Big Piston Forks (BPF) on the new Kawasaki ZX6R Here's what Kawasaki have to say:

"The new BPF is one of the great contributing factors to the new Ninja ZX6R ’s great composure under braking. Compared to a cartridge-type fork of the same size, the BPF features a main piston almost twice the size (φ37 mm vs φ20 mm on ZX6R of 2008); oil inside the BPF acts on a surface area almost four times the size. The larger surface area allows the damping pressure to be reduced while ensuring the damping force remains the same. Reducing the damping pressure allows the slide pipe to move more smoothly, which is especially noticeable at the initial part of the stroke. The result is greater control as the fork begins to compress and very calm attitude change as Kawasaki ZX6R weight shifts forward when reducing speed, and thus greater chassis stability on corner entry. Because the BPF eliminates many of the internal components used in a cartridge-type fork, construction is simplified resulting in lighter overall fork weight. Compression and rebound damping adjustment are located at the top of each fork tube. Preload adjustment is at the bottom of the ZX6R fork."

The 2009 Ninja ZX6R Brakes The radially mounted front calipers of the Kawasaki ZX6R that grip the two 300mm front wavey discs are driven by a very powerful radial master cylinder that allows the brakes to put the new forks to task.

The Kawasaki ZX6R Instruments In the heat of battle, even racers occasionally lose track of what gear they’re in. The convenient gear position sensor gives instant information to the rider. The clocks are very clear and clean to read with the swiftest of glances.

The new Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R offers the power of a high-performance 600 mated with the nimble handling characteristics of a small-displacement racer. A combination that raises middleweight supersport performance to a new level.

Make Model Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja Performance Edition
Year 2010
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 599 cc / 36.6 cub in
Bore X Stroke 67 x 42.5mm
Compression 13.3:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Induction DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles, two injectors per throttle body
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Starting Electric
Max Power 94.1 kW / 128 hp @ 14000 rpm
Max Power Ram Air 98.5 kW / 134 hp @ 14000 rpm
Max Torque 66.7 Nm / 6.8 kgf-m / 49.2 lb-ft @ 11800 rpm
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Gear Ratios 1st 2.714 (38/14) 2nd 2.200 (33/15) 3rd 1.850 (37/20) 4th 1.600 (32/20) 5th 1.421 (27/19) 6th 1.300 (26/20) Final reduction ratio 2.688 (43/16)
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.900 (76/40)
Frame Aluminum perimeter, Rake / trail: 24 deg / 4.0 in.
Front Suspension 41 mm inverted Showa Big Piston Front fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload,
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, top-out spring and pillow ball upper mount, dual-range (high/low-speed) stepless compression damping, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload
Rear Wheel Travel 134 mm / 5.2 in.
Front Brakes 2 x 300mm discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 220mm disc, 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Rake 23.5°
Trail 103 mm / 4.0 in.
Dimensions Length 2090 mm / 82.3 in Width 705 mm / 28.0 in Height 1115 mm /43.9 in
Wheelbase 1400 mm / 5.1 in
Ground Clearance 120 mm / 4.72 in
Seat Height 815 mm / 32.3 in.
Wet Weight 191 kg / 421 lb
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal
Consumption Average 5.3 L/100 km / 18.9 km/l / 44.6 US mpg
Standing ¼ Mile 11.1 sec
Top Speed 257.8 km/h / 160.2 mph