Kawasaki ZZR600

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The Kawasaki ZZR600 is a Kawasaki motorcycle. Kawasaki generally uses the 'ZZR' prefix to designate sport motorcycles which are less aggressive than their supersport counterparts - generally the ZZR series is more representative of a 'sport-touring' motorcycle than a pure sportbike. The ZZR600 series motorcycles (as sold in the United States) are 600cc displacement motorcycles, and are generally nearly intact re-uses of previous generation 600cc sportbikes with slight ergonomic modifications (and generally speaking, more staid graphics). The first generation ZZR600, marketed from model years 2003-2004, was based upon a previous generation sportbike (sold as a Ninja 600), and retains the Kawaski designation ZX600E from the original motorcycle indicating that, apart from color differences, it is mechanically identical with the early motorcycle.

The 2005 ZZR600 was a reissue of the 2000-2002 ZX600J (ZX-6R) model and remains unchanged save for a new, less invasive fairing stay. It is also now only offered in a single color. It is powered by the same 599 cm³, liquid cooled, DOHC, inline four cylinder engine. The styling of the bike remains fashionable while its larger fairings, higher clip-ons (hand controls) and well padded seat make it a very comfortable sportbike by today's standards. The 2006 MSRP is $7,299 (USD).



Kawasaki ZZR600
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Also called ZZ-R 600, ZZR 600
Production 1990 - 2009
Class Sport touring
Engine in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 66.0mm x 43.8mm
Compression ratio 12.8:1
Top speed 149 mph (240 km/h)
Horse Power 100.04 HP (74.6 KW) @ 11500RPM
Torque 47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 9500RPM
Fuel system carburetor. (4) mikuni bdsr 36r
Ignition type digital
Battery 12.8:1
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: 46mm cartridge front fork, fully adjustable / 4.7 in.
Rear: uni-trak® rear linkage, 20-way compression and rebound damping, ride height adjustment / 5.3 in.
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/65-zr17
Rear Tire 180/55-zr17
Wheelbase 55.12 inches (1400 mm)
Dimensions L 79.88 inches (2029 mm)
W 28.7 inches (729 mm)
H 46.3 inches (1176 mm)
Seat height 32.28 inches (820 mm)
Weight 376.99 pounds (171.0 Kg) (dry), 195.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 4.8 Gallon (18.16 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Kawasaki ZZR600 was a in-line four, four-stroke Sport touring motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1990 and 2009. It could reach a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h). Max torque was 47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 9500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 100.04 HP (74.6 KW) @ 11500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 66.0mm bore x 43.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 599.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/65-zr17 front tire and a 180/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 46mm cartridge front fork, fully adjustable / 4.7 in. while the rear was equipped with a uni-trak® rear linkage, 20-way compression and rebound damping, ride height adjustment / 5.3 in.. The ZZR600 was fitted with a 4.8 Gallon (18.16 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 376.99 pounds (171.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.12 inches (1400 mm) long.

1993 - 2004 Kawasaki ZZR 600[edit]

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The Kawasaki ZZR600, which is actually based on a previous generation of the Ninja ZX-6R sportbike, comes with high-performance engine, 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system, powerful six-piston brakes, sleek body work and dual headlights.


2005 Kawasaki ZZR 600[edit]

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The Kawasaki ZZR600, which is actually based on a previous generation of the Ninja ZX-6R sportbike, comes with high-performance engine, 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system, powerful six-piston brakes, sleek body work and dual headlights.


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