Kawasaki ZZR600 (ZX600D, ZX600E, ZX600J): review, history, specs


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Class: sport-touring

Production: 1990-2008

Also called: Kawasaki ZX-6 Ninja (North America), Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (Europe and other)

Predecessor: Kawasaki GPX600R

Models
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600D)

1990-1992

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600E)

1993-2006

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600J)

2006-2008

(North America)

Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600D) 1990-1992
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600E) 1993-2006
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600J) 2006-2008

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1990 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-D1

1991 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-D2

1992 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-D3

1993 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E1; ZX600-D4

1994 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E2

1995 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E3

1996 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E4

1997 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E5

1998 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E6

1999 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E7

2001 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E9

2002 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E10

2003 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E11, ZX600-E11P

2004 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E12, ZX600-E12H

2005 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E13H

2006 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-E6F, ZX600-J6F

2007 North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-J7F

2008 North America Name: Kawasaki ZZR 600

Code: ZX600-J8F

Specifications

Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX6 Ninja): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2075 mm / 81,7 in – ZX600D

2070 mm / 81,5 in – ZX600E

2030 mm / 79,9 in – ZX600J

Overall width 700 mm / 27,5 in – ZX600D

695 mm / 27,4 in – ZX600E

730 mm / 28,7 in – ZX600J

Overall height 1170 mm / 46,1 in – ZX600D

1175 mm / 46,3 in – ZX600E, ZX600J

Seat height 780 mm / 30,7 in – ZX600D, ZX600E

820 mm / 32,3 in – ZX600J

Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56,7 in – ZX600D

1430 mm / 56,3 in – ZX600E

1400 mm / 55,1 in in – ZX600J

Ground clearance 110 mm / 4,3 in – ZX600D, ZX600E

145 mm / 5,7 in – ZX600J

Dry weight 195 kg / 430 lbs – ZX600D, ZX600E

171 kg / 377 lbs – ZX600J

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Tubular, diamond (aluminum)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 41 mm, 130 mm / 5,12 in – ZX600D

Telescopic fork 41 mm (adjustable pre-load, rebound damping), 120 mm / 4,7 in – ZX600E (1995+)

Telescopic fork 41 mm (full adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in – ZX600J

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock (adjustable) , 130 mm / 5,12 in – ZX600D, ZX600E

Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock (adjustable) , 135 mm / 5,3 in – ZX600J

Front tire size 120/60 ZR17 55W – ZX600D, ZX600E

120/65 ZR17 56W – ZX600J

Rear tire size 160/60 ZR17 69W – ZX600D, ZX600E

180/55 ZR17 73W – ZX600J

Front brake Double disc, 300 mm, 4-piston calipers – ZX600D, ZX600E

Double disc, 280 mm, 6-piston calipers – ZX600J

Rear brake Single disc, 240 mm, 2-piston caliper – ZX600D

Single disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper – ZX600E

Single disc, 220 mm, 1-piston caliper – ZX600J

Fuel capacity 18,0 l / 4,76 US gal
Trail 95 mm / 3,7 in - ZX600D, ZX600J

96 mm / 3,8 in - ZX600E

Fuel economy 6,52 l / 100 km (36,1 mpg) – ZX600D, ZX600E

5,68 l / 100 km (41,4 mpg) – ZX600J

ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 64,0 x 46,6 mm – ZX600D, ZX600E

66,0 x 43,8 mm – ZX600J

Displacement 599 cm³ (36,6 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.5:1 – ZX600D

12.0:1 – ZX600E

12.8:1 – ZX600J

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 98,0 hp (72,1 kW) / 11500 rpm – ZX600D

100,0 hp (74,0 kW) / 11500 rpm – ZX600E

111,0 hp (81,6 kW) / 12500 rpm – ZX600J

Max. torque 63,7 Nm (6,5 kgf*m) / 9800 rpm – ZX600D

64,0 Nm (6,5 kgf*m) / 9500 rpm – ZX600E

65,6 Nm (6,7 kgf*m) / 10000 rpm – ZX600J

0 to 100 km/h 3,42 sec – ZX600D, ZX600E

3,02 sec – ZX600J

Top speed 249 km/h (155 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD36 – ZX600D, ZX600E

Carburetor, 4x Mikuni BDSR36R – ZX600J

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.792 – ZX600D, ZX600E

2.022 – ZX600J

Final reduction 3.000 – ZX600D, ZX600E

2.666 – ZX600J

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


3.166 (2.923 – ZX600J)

2.125 (2.062 – ZX600J)

1.666 (1.631 – ZX600J)

1.380

1.217

1.083

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 24A 14V at 8000 rpm – ZX600D, ZX600E

Three-phase AC, 22A 14V at 5000 rpm – ZX600J

Battery capacity 12V-12Ah – ZX600D

12V-10Ah – ZX600E

12V-8Ah – ZX600J

Images

Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX6 Ninja): images, gallery.

Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600D) 1990-1992
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600D) 1990-1992
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600D) 1990-1992
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600E) 1993-2006
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600E) 1993-2006
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600E) 1993-2006
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600J) 2006-2008
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600J) 2006-2008
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600J) 2006-2008

Videos

Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX6 Ninja): video.

1993 Kawasaki ZZR600 Review

Manuals

Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX6 Ninja): manuals, parts, microfiches.