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).



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Kawasaki ZZR600
Manufacturer
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)
Horsepower 100.04 HP (74.6 KW) @ 11500RPM
Torque 47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 9500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. (4) mikuni bdsr 36r
Air Filter K&N KA-6093 `05-08[1]
Ignition digital
Spark Plug NGK CR9E `03-04[2]
Battery YUASA YTX12-BS `03-04[2]
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Final Drive Chain: 530 `03-04[2]
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)
Length 79.88 inches (2029 mm)
Width 28.7 inches (729 mm)
Height 46.3 inches (1176 mm)
Seat Height 32.28 inches (820 mm)
Weight 376.99 pounds (171.0 Kg) (dry), 195.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 4.8 Gallon (18.16 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


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.


In Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.