2018 Ninja ZX-6R (636) KRT Edition



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Ninja ZX-6R (636) KRT Edition

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 2018 Ninja ZX-6R 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 bike offers more performance at all rpm as well as great usability in everyday street-riding situations with advanced electronic controls like KRTC and KIBS. Additionally, with chassis settings focused on winding roads, the bike is able to deliver riding exhilaration in situations ranging from the track to the hills, and the highway to the city.

636cm³ 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Monobloc Callipers

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. ABS is standard on the Ninja ZX-6R 636 KRT EDITION.

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.

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.


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.

Winding Roads Suspension

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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Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 636 cm³
Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 45.1 mm
Compression Ratio 12.9:1
Valve System DOHC 16 valve
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 with oval sub throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Transmission 6-speed, return, cassette
Clutch Wet Multi-disc, manual
Frame Perimeter, pressed-aluminium
Wheel travel - front 120 mm
Wheel travel - rear 134 mm
Tyre Size-front 120/70ZR17 (58W)
Tyre Size-rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Suspension - front ø41 mm inverted Front Fork with stepless compression adjustment, stepless rebound damping adjustment and spring preload adjustability
Suspension - rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock with a top-out spring, stepless compression damping adjustment and 25-way rebound damping adjustment with fully adjustable spring preload  
Brakes - front Dual semi-floating 310 mm (x t5 mm) petal discs with dual radial-mounted opposed 4-piston Nissin calipers with ABS
Brakes - rear Single ø220 mm (xt5 mm) petal disc with single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston, Nissin caliper with ABS
L x W x H 2,085 x 705 x 1,115 mm
Wheelbase 1,395 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Seat height 830 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Curb Mass 194 kg
Max Power 96.4 kW (131 PS) / 13,500 rpm
Max Power with Ram Air 101 kW (137 PS) / 13,500 rpm
Max Torque 71 N.m 7.2 kgf.m / 11,500 rpm
Colour Lime Green with Ebony and Metallic Graphite Gray
Warranty 24 Months Unlimited Kilometres
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