2017 NINJA ZX-6R (636) KRT Edition

NINJA ZX-6R (636) KRT Edition: Ultimate Sports bike

The Ultimate sportsbike for the everyday riding.

Capitalising on the strengths of the highly competitive engine and chassis package of the 599 cm³ Ninja ZX-6R (ZX600R), the 2017 Ninja ZX-6R ABS 636 KRT Edition model, expands its area of expertise, offering performance and riding excitement in a wider range of situations. With displacement increased to 636 cm³, the new bike offers more performance at all rpm as well as great usability in everyday street-riding situations. Additionally, with chassis settings focused on winding roads, the new bike is able to deliver riding exhilaration in situations ranging from the track to the hills, and the highway to the city.

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636 cm³ liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four

Increased displacement via a longer stroke offers increased performance at all rpm. Stronger low-mid range torque offers greater usability in everyday riding situations.

Naturally aggressive ergonomics

Riding position ideal for sport riding offers an intuitive fit that puts riders instantly at ease. Tank, seat and rear frame offer good contact with the bike for enhanced rider feedback.


Short-style silencer

Larger volume silencer helps reduce noise levels. Its triangular design achieves required volume, a high lean angle and a compact image.

Exhaust pre-chamber

Pre-chamber helps minimise silencer volume, contributing to mass centralisation.

Pressed-aluminium perimeter frame

Race-developed perimeter frame is the key to the Ninja ZX-6R’s superb balance of flickable handling, mid-corner stability and an ability to change lines on command, coupled with excellent chassis feedback.

Lighter handling

Complementing the nimble yet stable handling characteristics of the Ninja ZX-6R chassis, revised caster angle and fork tube height, and a new steering stem seal all contribute to lighter handling.

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a back-torque limiting function as well as a much lighter feel at the lever.

Cassette transmission

Close-ratio 6-speed cassette transmission facilitates gear ratio changes to suit circuit conditions.

Power Mode selection

Riders can choose from Full Power or Low Power mode.

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Easy-to-read Instrumentation

Easy-to-read instrument panel features a large-dial tachometer and a multi-function screen that includes a large numerical gear position indicator.


KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

The 3-mode KTRC system covers a wide variety of riding conditions. Modes 1 and 2 offer enhanced sport riding performance. Mode 3 offers increased stability when traversing slippery surfaces.

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KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)

Multi-sensing system, ideally suited to supersport models, uses high-precision control to minimise intrusion during hard sport riding.


SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork– Big Piston)

Combining the concepts of Showa SFF and BPF, this next-generation fork offers both racetrack performance and everyday usability. Preload and damping (rebound & compression) are separated, facilitating setup.

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Suspension settings tuned for winding roads

Spring rates and damping settings chosen to maximise performance on winding roads enable riders to enjoy the Ninja ZX-6R’s sporty performance in a wider range of situations.

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Monobloc calipers and large discs

Highly rigid, radial-mount monobloc Nissin calipers deliver a firmer feel at the lever for enhanced control. Larger 310 mm petal disc brakes and a radial-pump front brake master cylinder complete the front brake package, ensuring powerful braking with excellent feel. 220 mm petal disc brake and light caliper slow the rear.



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Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 636 cm³
Bore and Stroke 67.0 x 45.1 mm
Compression ratio 12.9:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return, cassette
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.900 (76/40)
Gear Ratios:  
1st 2.846 (37/13)
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)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame Type Perimeter, pressed aluminium
Wheel travel:  
front 120mm
rear 134mm
front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 23.5°
Trail 101mm
Steering angle (left/right) 27° / 27°

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

Front 41 mm inverted fork with top-out springs
Compression damping Stepless
Rebound damping Stepless
Spring Preload Fully adjustable (0-15 mm)
Rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and top-out spring
Compression damping Stepless
Rebound damping 25-way
Spring Preload Fully adjustable (5.5-15.5 mm)
Front: Type Dual semi-floating 310 mm (x t5 mm) petal discs
  Calliper Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston, Nissin
Rear: Type Single 220 mm (x t5 mm) petal disc
  Calliper Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston, Nissin
Overall length 2,085 mm
Overall width 705 mm
Overall height 1,115 mm
Wheelbase 1,395 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Seat height 830 mm
Curb Mass 194 kg Includes full fuel tank
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Maximum power 96.4 kW {131 PS} / 13,500 rpm
Maximum power with Ram Air 101 kW {137 PS} / 13,500 rpm
Maximum torque 71 N.m {7.2 kgf.m} / 11,500 rpm
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