Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja Special Edition

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Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja Special Edition
Manufacturer
Production 2008
Class Sportbike
Engine
Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 13.9:1
Top Speed 252.1 km/h / 156.4 mph
Ignition TCBI with Digital advance
Spark Plug NGK, CR 9 E
Transmission 6 Speed
Frame Perimeter, pressed-aluminum
Suspension Front: 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with top-out springs, stepless rebound damping, stepless compression 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 210mm disc,1 piston caliper
Front Tire 120/65 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 1405 mm / 55.3 in.
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.3 in.
Weight
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 gal
Manuals Service Manual


It could reach a top speed of 252.1 km/h / 156.4 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a Liquid cooled cooled Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder. The engine featured a 13.9:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Wet, multiple discs, cable operated.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/65 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 210mm disc,1 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with top-out springs, stepless rebound damping, stepless compression 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 Special Edition was fitted with a 17 Liters / 4.5 gal fuel tank. The wheelbase was 1405 mm / 55.3 in. long.

Photos[edit]

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Overview[edit]

Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja Special Edition










On the race track, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has already proven to be a winner and plans on taking its success on the streets, where riders will find it difficult to criticize and easy to fall in love with.

Kawasaki’s key of success on the track was the bike’s ability to handle easy, take corners fast and sustain that feel with even more power when opening the throttle, so this is what they implemented on the 2008 street legal model also.

Every rider wishes to enjoy two wheels excitement on the best motorcycle in the class that he considers himself ready for and back in 1995, when the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was first introduced, everybody knew who the leader was. The 600cc Ninja was placed way up front its competition with the help of its aluminum frame (a big first for the entire category), lightweight (401.2 lb) and great engine performance.


In the ‘90s, Kawasaki’s middleweight became known as the fastest accelerating middleweight motorcycle to ever see the streets (0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds) and, of course, it was identified with the help of its green color.

In 2002, Kawasaki decided that they have to remain class-leaders and in a desperate attempt, the cylinder capacity was increased from 600cc to 636cc. The bodywork was redesigned, resulting in a sportier looking machine. For 2003, the Japanese manufacturer continued by improving the engine’s performance with a fuel injection system which extracted more power from the four-cylinder engine. Now that the bike disposed of more horses, the rest of its features were adapted to the change. The chassis became lighter and stronger (an always benefic change) and the brakes now featured four pistons instead of six.



From now on the bike would suffer upgrades at every two years and 2004 model year was not among those years.

For 2005 the bike’s engine became a quicker-revving unit (12,250 rpm) developing 105 hp and the frame and swingarm were upgraded. 2005 model year features a completely redesigned fairing, under seat exhaust and a black-painted aluminum frame. The 2005 model gave a big clue on how the bike will look in the future while the 2006 only received some new color changes.

The 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R proves that engineers and designers really did their homework as the bike was totally redesigned. The engine’s cylinder capacity was decreased back to 599cc and tuned for high-revving performance. Also, the bike is more compact and a greater sharp-handler. 2007 model year carries over to 2008 without major changes. Competition It is easy to name a bike’s competition, but hard to find the closest competitor for the 2008 Ninja ZX-6R as every Japanese manufacturer has entered the race with some very successful models. Honda has definitely caught the big wave with the 2008 CBR600RR as the bike is fitted with Dual Stage Fuel Injection, Pro-Link rear suspension, and HESD electronic steering damper, all destined to properly value the 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder. Featuring aerodynamic fairing and windscreen, the CBR600RR defines racing looks.

The completely new Yamaha YZF-R6 is one of the greatest middleweight sport bikes out there and it makes a great impression with the help of its 599cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 titanium valves, including YCC-I, Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake. This one doesn’t feature an under seat exhaust, but it does have the sleekest looking fairing in its category. Last but not least, Suzuki GSX-R600 is characterized by the compact combination of chassis and a 599cc, four-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve engine. The bike is equipped with advanced electronics, effective suspension and radial-mount brakes to not only make great power and accelerate quickly, but to handle efficient, also. Frankly, this bike looks like a Green arrow… or a Candy Plasma Blue, Yellow or Ebony one. Kawasaki has the talent of creating sleek looking motorcycles with ease and this makes a product truly aerodynamic and an eye catcher.

The front of the fairing is defined through a central ram air duct designed to create a smooth pass towards the windscreen. On each side, there’s a stylish headlight, each requiring space which creates better air flow towards the rider’s elbows when riding at high speed.

Each side of the fairing also features the very necessary and smooth-looking integrated signal lights with the Ninja handwriting above.

The fuel tank, seat and rear end are all designed to properly accommodate the rider and make it feel and act as an integrated part of the motorcycle. Frame, swingarm, and virtually everything that isn’t faring or rim was painted matte black for more rough apparel and beautiful contrasts.

Make Model Kawasaki ZX-6R Special Edition
Year 2008
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 599 cc / 36.6 cub in.
Bore X Stroke 67 x 42.5 mm
Compression 13.9:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Induction DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles, two injectors per throttle body
Lubricationn Wet sump
Ignition TCBI with Digital advance
Starting Electric
Spark Plug NGK, CR 9 E
Motor Oil Synthetic, 10-60
Max Power 91.9 kW /125 hp @ 14000 rpm
Max Torque 66 Nm / 6.73 kg-m / 48.7 lb-ft @ 11700 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive X-ring chain
Gear Ratios 1st 2.92 / 2nd 2.06 / 3rd 1.72 / 4th 1.45 / 5th 1.27 / 6th 1.15:1
Frame Perimeter, pressed-aluminum
Front Suspension 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with top-out springs, stepless rebound damping, stepless compression damping, fully-adjustable spring preload
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.5 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 133 mm / 5.2 in
Front Brakes 2 x 300mm discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 210mm disc,1 piston caliper
Front Tire 120/65 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Rake 25°
Trail 109 mm / 4.3 in
Dimensions Length 2105 mm / 82.9 in Width 720 mm / 28.2 in Height 1125 mm / 44.2 in
Wheelbase 1405 mm / 55.3 in.
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.3 in.
Dry-weight 167 kg / 368 lbs
Wet-weight 190 kg / 418 lbs
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 gal
Standing ¼ Mile 11.2 sec
Top Speed 252.1 km/h / 156.4 mph

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