Kawasaki ZX600C: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki ZX600C
Manufacturer
Also called GPX600, ZX-6, Ninja 600
Production 1988 - 1999
Class Sportbike
Predecessor Kawasaki ZX600B
Successor Kawasaki ZX600D
Engine
592 cc, Four-stroke, 4-Cylinder, Dual Over Head Camshaft
Bore / Stroke 60.0mm x 52.4mm
Top Speed 130 mph (210 km/h)
Horsepower 71.48 HP (53.3 KW) @ 10500RPM
Torque 39.09 ft/lbs (53.0 Nm) @ 8000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. keihin cvk 32
Ignition digital
Spark Plug NGK D8EA '91-97
Battery YUASA YB12A-A '91-97
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet plate
Final Drive Chain: 530x102
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 39T
Suspension Front: anti-dive pneumatic/hydraulic
Rear: monoshock 4-step adjustable strength
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 110/80-16 '91-97
Rear Tire 130/90-16 '91-97
Wheelbase 56.1 inches (1425 mm)
Seat Height 29.92 inches (760 mm)
Weight 396.83 pounds (180.0 Kg) (dry), 210.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-401[1]
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 0.62 liters/100 km (161.3 km/l or 379.39 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Kawasaki ZX600C was a in-line four, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1988 and 1997. It was branded differently depending on export location, in the US it was known as the Ninja 600 or ZX-6. Elsewhere it was known as the GPX600. It could reach a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h). Max torque was 39.09 ft/lbs (53.0 Nm) @ 8000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 71.48 HP (53.3 KW) @ 10500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 60.0mm bore x 52.4mm stroke result in a displacement of just 593.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/80-v16 front tire and a 130/90-v16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a anti-dive pneumatic/hydraulic while the rear was equipped with a monoshock 4-step adjustable strength. The GPX600R was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 396.83 pounds (180.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.1 inches (1425 mm) long.


1988[edit]

  • 592 mL
  • Four-stroke, 4-Cylinder, Dual Over Head Camshaft
  • 6-Speed, Return Shift
  • Color: Candy Persimmon Red/Metallic Gray Stone, Ebony, Pearl Alpine White/Pearl Cosmic Gray, Ebony/Peart Cosmic Gray, Firecracker Red/Metallic Gray Stone
  • Beginning Engine No.: ZX6QOAE052040
  • Beginning Frame No.: ZX600C-000001
    • JKAZX4C1()JA000007
  • Parts Catalog No.: 99917-1264-02, (Europe)99917-1266-02
    • (France) 99919-1040-02, (West Germany) 99918-1046-02
    • (I) 99959-1021-02, (Canada)(US)99961-0255
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99922-1412-01, (Canada)(US) 99920-1360-01
    • (France) 99947-1008-01, (West Germany) 99923-1180-01
  • Service Manual No.: 99924-1081-51 & 99924-1055-01

1989[edit]


  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Ebony/Metallic Bronze-Guns, Firecracker Red/Metallic Bronze-Guns, Luminous Polaris Blue/Pearl Alpine White
  • Beginning Engine No. : ZX600AE069501
  • Beginning Frame No. : ZX600C-011501,
    • (Canada)(US)JKAZX4Cl()KA011501,
    • JKAZX4C1()KB502001
  • Parts Catalog No. : 99917-1266-04, (Canada)(US)99961-0255,
    • (Other)99917-1264-03
  • Owner's Manual No. : 99922-1502-01, (Canada)(US)99920-1450-01,
    • (France)99947-1030-01, (6)99923-1249-01
  • Service Manual No. : 99924-1081-53 & 99924-1055-01

1990[edit]

1990 Kawasaki Ninja 600R ZX600-C3



  • Color : Ebony/Metallic Bronze-Guns, Firecracker Red/Metallic Bronze-Guns, Luminous Polaris Blue
  • Beginning Engine No. : ZX600AE069501
  • Beginning Frame No. : ZX600C-019001,
    • (Canada)(US)JKAZX4Cl()LA019001
  • Parts Catalog No. : 99917-1266-05, (Canada)(US)99961-0295,
    • (Other)99917-1407-01
  • Owner's Manual No. : 99922-1563-01, (Canada)(US)99920-1480-01,
    • (France)99947-1048-01
  • Service Manual No. : Same as ZX600-C2

1991[edit]

1991 Kawasaki Ninja 600R ZX600-C4



  • Color : Ebony/Pearl Gentry Gray
  • Beginning Engine No. : ZX600AE069501
  • Beginning Frame No. : JKAZX4C1()MA025001
  • Parts Catalog No. : 99961-0295
  • Owner's Manual No. : 99920-1532-01
  • Service Manual No. : Same as ZX600-C2

1992[edit]


  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOMC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : EbonylPearl Gentry Gray
  • Beginning Engine No. : ZX600AE069501
  • Beginning Frame No. : JKAZX4C1()NB509001
  • Parts Catalog No. : 99917-1377-05
  • Owner's Manual No. : 99920-1597-01
  • Service Manual No. : 99924-1055-04 & 99924-1081-54

1993[edit]

1993 Kawasaki Ninja 600R ZX600-C6



  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Ebony, Firecracker Red/Metallic Sllver
  • Beginning Engine No. : ZX600AE069501
  • Beginning Frame No. : ZX600CB00001,
    • (US)JKAZX4C1()PB511501
  • Parts Catalog No, : 99917-1377-05, (Europe)99917-1582-02
  • Owner's Manual No. : 99920-1608-01, (Europe)99922-1679-01,
    • (West Germany)99923-1349-01
  • Service Manual No. : Same as ZX600-C5

1994[edit]

1994 Kawasaki Ninja 600R ZX600-C7
1994 Kawasaki Ninja 600R (ZX600-C7) in Black
1994 Kawasaki Ninja 600R (ZX600-C7) in Black


  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shifi
  • Color : Ebony, Firecracker Red/Metallic Canyon Silver
  • Beginning Engine No. : Same as ZX600-C5
  • Beginning Frame No. : ZX600C-601551,
    • (US)JKAZX4C1()PB513201
  • Parts Catalog No. : Same as ZX600-C6
  • Owner's Manual No. : 99920-1667-01, (Europe)99922-1695-01,
    • (West Germany)99923-1377-01
  • Service Manual No. : Same as ZX600-C5

1995[edit]

1995 Kawasaki Ninja 600R ZX600-C8
1995 Kawasaki Ninja 600R in Ebony
1995 Kawasaki Ninja 600R in Ebony
1995 Kawasaki Ninja 600R in Ebony



  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Ebony (H8)
  • VIN No. - JKAZX4C1vSB514301
  • Frame No. - ZX600C-603001
  • Engine No. - ZX600AE069501
  • Parts Catalog No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0387, (EUR) 99917-1632-02
  • Owner's Manual No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1707-01, (EUR) 99922-1725-01,
    • (DE) 99923-1383-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1055-04 & 99924-1081-56

1996[edit]

1996 Kawasaki Ninja 600R ZX600-C9



  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Ebony (H8)
  • VIN No. - JKAZX4C1vTB516201
  • Frame No. - ZX600C-604101
  • Engine No. - ZX600AE069501
  • Parts Catalog No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0387, (EUR) 99917-1632-02
  • Owner's Manual No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1754-01, (DE) 99923-1412-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1055-04 & 99924-1081-56


1997[edit]

1997 Kawasaki Ninja 600R ZX600-C10



  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Firecracker Red (B1), Ebony (H8)
  • VIN No. - JKAZX4C1vVB517100
  • Frame No. - ZX600C-605301
  • Engine No. - ZX600AE069501
  • Parts Catalog No. - (US) 99961-0434, (DE) 99917-1760-02
  • Owner's Manual No. - (US) 99920-1811-01, (DE) 99923-1443-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1055-04 & 99924-1081-56


In Media[edit]



References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.