Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 Superbike Coming To India in 2015

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is coming to India. The Japanese motorcycle will launch this mid capacity superbike in India during 2015 itself. The reason for Kawasaki to bring this bike to India is to counter aggressive launches by multiple brands. Triumph sells the Street 675 in India and the Daytona 675 too. Both these bikes have become very popular among enthusiasts. Benelli has come up with 600cc superbikes as well. Honda will soon bring the CBR600F to India. So, the number of high revving superbikes in the 600cc category steadily increasing.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 Front

As one of the largest superbike maker in India in terms of the sheer number of products on sale, Kawasaki needs to respond quickly. Thereby, the launch of the Ninja ZX-6R 636 has been scheduled for later this year. The Ninja ZX-6R 636 is different from the ZX-6R that Kawasaki sells in international markets. The ZX-6R 636 features a more powerful engine and is track ready. The bike uses a 636cc, inline four cylinder engine with its peak power of 132 PS rated at 13,500 rpm. Peak torque comes at 11,500 rpm and is rated at 72 Nm. The bike is liquid cooled and gets cutting edge engine technology straight from the race track. A 6 speed foot operated manual gearbox is offered on the bike.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 Left Profile

The Ninja ZX-6R 636 is equipped with ABS on the disc brakes at the front and rear which is a real life saver knowing the speeds that this bike is capable of. Other safety features on the bike include a slipper clutch that also lets the rider carry a lot of speed into a corner, traction control that helps the rider put down power safely to the ground, and power and economy modes. The last quarter of 2015 is when the latest Ninja for India is expected to be launched. Pricing will be between 12-13 lakhs and the Triumph Daytona will be the straight rival for this bike.

The high price is because Kawasaki is using the CBU route for the import of this bike from Japan. Many superbike buyers will be pleased with the Ninja ZX-6R 636’s launch in India as 600cc bikes allow the rider to make better use of the power and torque rather than the liter class machines. Riding a liter class bike on Indian roads is quite tough whereas a 600cc bike is relatively more forgiving.

Technical Specifications of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 Superbike

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 636.00 ccm (38.81 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four, four-stroke
Compression: 12.9:1
Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 45.1 mm (2.6 x 1.8 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection. DFI with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies and oval sub-throttles
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Driveline: 520 series sealed chain
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Aluminum perimeter
Rake (fork angle): 23.5°
Trail: 102 mm (4.0 inches)
Front suspension: 41mm inverted Showa SFF-BP fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension: Bottom-link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, stepless compression and rebound damping adjustments, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 5.3 in.
Front tyre: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre: 180/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc. ABS. Four-piston calipers. Radially mounted.
Front brakes diameter: 310 mm (12.2 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. ABS. Single-piston caliper.
Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 194.1 kg (427.8 pounds)
Seat height: 831 mm (32.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,115 mm (43.9 inches)
Overall length: 2,085 mm (82.1 inches)
Overall width: 706 mm (27.8 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,394 mm (54.9 inches)
Fuel capacity: 17.03 litres (4.50 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter: Electric
Factory warranty: 12 months
Color options: Lime Green/Pearl Stardust White
Comments: Non-ABS model also available. Small windscreen.

Source: ACI

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