Kawasaki ZX-6R (636): review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Production: 1995+

Models
Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600F)

1995-1997

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600G)

1998-1999

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600J)

2000-2002

(all markets)

Kawasaki ZX-6RR (ZX600K, ZX600M)

2003-2004

(all markets)

Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600F) 1995-1997
Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600G) 1998-1999
Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600J) 2000-2002
Kawasaki ZX-6RR (ZX600K, ZX600M) 2003-2004
Models
Kawasaki ZX-6RR (ZX600N)

2005-2006

(all markets)

Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600P)

2007-2008

(all markets)

Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600R)

2009-2012

(all markets)

Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600R)

2013+

(Europe, USA, Japan)

Kawasaki ZX-6RR (ZX600N) 2005-2006
Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600P) 2007-2008
Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600R) 2009-2012
Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX600R) 2013-2018
Models
Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 (ZX636A)

2002

(Europe, Asia and other)

Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 (ZX636B)

2003-2004

(Europe, North America, Asia and other)

Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 (ZX636C, ZX636D)

2005-2006

(Europe, North America, Asia and other)

Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 (ZX636E, ZX636F)

2013+

(all markets)

Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 (ZX636A) 2002
Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 (ZX636B) 2003-2004
Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 (ZX636C, ZX636D) 2005-2006
Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 (ZX636E, ZX636F) 2013-2018
Models
Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX636G/H)

2019+

(all markets)

Kawasaki ZX-6R (ZX636G, ZX636H), 2019+

Kawasaki ZX-6R: electronic aids

  • KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) ABS - from 2013
  • KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) - from 2019
  • KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control) - from 2013


History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1995 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600-F1

1996 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600-F2

1997 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600-F3

1998 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600-G1, ZX600-H1

1999 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600-G2, ZX600-H2

2000 All markets Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600-J1

2001 All markets Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600-J2

2002 All markets Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R; Kawasaki ZX-6R (636)

Code: ZX600-J3; ZX636-A1

2003 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZX-6RR; Kawasaki ZX-6R (636)

Code: ZX600-K1; ZX636-B1

2004 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki ZX-6RR; Kawasaki ZX-6R (636)

Code: ZX600-M1; ZX636-B2

2005 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6RR; Kawasaki ZX-6R (636)

Code: ZX600-N1; ZX636-C1

2006 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R; Kawasaki ZX-6R (636)

Code: ZX600-N6F; ZX636C6F, ZX636D6F

2007 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600P7F

2008 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600P8F

2009 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600R9F

2010 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600RAF

2011 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600RBF

2012 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Code: ZX600RCF

2013 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R; Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 + ABS

Code: ZX600RDF; ZX636EDF + ZX636FDF

2014 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R; Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 + ABS

Code: ZX600REF; ZX636EEF + ZX636FEF

2015 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R; Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 + ABS

Code: ZX600RFF; ZX636EFF + ZX636FFF

2016 Europe, North America, Asia Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R; Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 + ABS

Code: ZX600RGF; ZX636EGF + ZX636FGF

2017 North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R; Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 + ABS

Code: ZX600RHF; ZX636EHF + ZX636FHF

2018 North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R; Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 + ABS

Code: ZX600RJF; ZX636EJF + ZX636FJF

2019 All markets Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R + ABS

Code: ZX636GKF (ABS) + ZX636HKF (w/o ABS)

2020 All markets Name: Kawasaki ZX-6R + ABS

Code: ZX636GLF (ABS) + ZX636HLF (w/o ABS)

Specifications

Kawasaki ZX-6R (636): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2115 mm / 83,3 in – ZX600F

2025 mm / 79,7 in – ZX600G, ZX600K, ZX636B, ZX636G-H

2030 mm / 79,9 in – ZX600J, ZX636A

2065 mm / 81,3 in – ZX600N, ZX636C

2105 mm / 82,9 in – ZX600P

2090 mm / 82,3 in – ZX600R

2085 mm / 82,1 in – ZX600R (2013+), ZX636E-F

Overall width 690 mm / 27,1 in – ZX600F

715 mm / 28,1 in – ZX600G, ZX600N, ZX636C

730 mm / 28,7 in – ZX600J, ZX636A

720 mm / 28,3 in – ZX600K, ZX636B, ZX600P

710 mm / 27,9 in – ZX600R, ZX636G-H

705 mm / 27,7 in – ZX600R (2013+), ZX636E-F

Overall height 1130 mm / 44,5 in – ZX600F

1160 mm / 45,6 in – ZX600G

1175 mm / 46,2 in – ZX600J, ZX636A

1100 mm / 43,0 in – ZX600K, ZX636B, ZX636G-H

1110 mm / 43,7 in – ZX600N, ZX636C

1125 mm / 44,3 in – ZX600P

1115 mm / 43,9 in – ZX600R, ZX636E-F

Seat height 810 mm / 31,9 in – ZX600F

815 mm / 32,1 in – ZX600G, ZX600R

820 mm / 32,3 in – ZX600J, ZX636A, ZX600N, ZX636C, ZX600P

825 mm / 32,5 in – ZX600K, ZX636B

830 mm / 32,7 in – ZX600R (2013+), ZX636E-H

Wheelbase 1415 mm / 55,7 in – ZX600F

1400 mm / 55,1 in – ZX600G, ZX600J, ZX636A, ZX600K, ZX636B, ZX600R, ZX636G-H

1390 mm / 54,7 in – ZX600N, ZX636C

1405 mm / 55,3 in – ZX600P

1395 mm / 54,9 in – ZX600R (2013+), ZX636E-F

Ground clearance 120 mm / 4,7 in – ZX600F, ZX600N, ZX636C, ZX600R

140 mm / 5,5 in – ZX600G

145 mm / 5,7 in – ZX600J, ZX636A

130 mm / 5,1 in – ZX600K, ZX636B, ZX600R (2013+), ZX636E-H

125 mm / 4,9 in – ZX600P

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 206 kg / 454 lbs – ZX600F

200 kg / 441 lbs – ZX600G, ZX600P

196 kg / 432 lbs – ZX600J, ZX636G-H

199 kg / 439 lbs – ZX636A

188 kg / 414 lbs – ZX600K, ZX636B

192 kg / 423 lbs – ZX600N, ZX636C, ZX600R (2013+), ZX636E

191 kg / 421 lbs – ZX600R

194 kg / 428 lbs – ZX636F (ABS)

FRAME Type Diamond (aluminum)
Front suspension, travel 41 mm telescopic fork (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in – ZX600F

46 mm telescopic fork (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in – ZX600G-J, ZX636A

41 mm inverted telescopic fork (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in – ZX600K-ZX600R, ZX636B-ZX636E-H

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Unitrak with mono-shock (fully adjustable), 135 mm / 5,3 in

151 mm / 5,9 in - from 2019

Front tire size 120/60 ZR17 (55W) – ZX600F, ZX600G

120/65 ZR17 (56W) – ZX600J, ZX600K, ZX600N, ZX636A, ZX636B, ZX636C

120/70 ZR17 (58W) – ZX600P-R, ZX636E-H

Rear tire size 160/60 ZR17 – ZX600F

170/60 ZR17 (72W) – ZX600G

180/55 ZR17 (73W) – ZX600J-R, ZX636A-H

Front brake Double disc, 4-piston calipers – ZX600F

Double disc, 6-piston calipers – ZX600G, ZX600J, ZX636A

Double disc, 280 mm, 4-piston radial calipers – ZX600K, ZX636B

Double disc, 300 mm, 4-piston radial calipers – ZX600N-R, ZX636C-D

Double disc, 310 mm, 4-piston radial calipers – ZX600R (2013+), ZX636E-H (ZX636F/G – KIBS ABS)

Rear brake Single disc, 220 mm, 1-piston caliper (ZX636F/G – KIBS ABS)
Fuel capacity 18,0 l / 4,7 US gal – ZX600F-K, ZX636A-B

17,0 l / 4,5 US gal – ZX600N-R, ZX636C-H

Trail 87 mm / 3,4 in – ZX600F

91 mm / 3,6 in – ZX600G

95 mm / 3,7 in – ZX600J-K, ZX636A-B

106 mm / 4,2 in – ZX600N, ZX636C

110 mm / 4,3 in – ZX600P

103 mm / 4,0 in – ZX600R

101 mm / 3,9 in – ZX600R (2013+), ZX636E-H

Fuel economy 6,72 l / 100 km (35 mpg) – ZX-6R (carburetors)

5,60 l / 100 km (42 mpg) – ZX-6R (FI)

ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 66,0 x 43,8 mm – ZX600F-N

67,0 x 42,5 mm – ZX600P-R

68,0 x 43,8 mm – ZX636A-C

67,0 x 45,1 mm – ZX636E-H

Displacement 599 cm³ (36,5 cu in) – ZX-6R (RR)

636 cm³ (38,8 cu in) – ZX-6R 636

Compression ratio 11,8:1 – ZX600F-G

12,8:1 – ZX600J-K, ZX636A-B

12.9:1 – ZX600N, ZX636C, ZX600R (2013+), ZX636E-H

13.3:1 – ZX600P-R

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 105,0 hp (77,0 kW) / 12500 rpm – ZX600F

108,0 hp (79,4 kW) / 12000 rpm – ZX600G

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

118,0 hp (87,0 kW) / 13000 rpm – ZX636A-B

130,0 hp (95,5 kW) / 14000 rpm – ZX636C

125,0 hp (92,0 kW) / 14000 rpm – ZX600P

128,0 hp (94,0 kW) / 14000 rpm – ZX600R

131,0 hp (96,4 kW) / 13500 rpm – ZX636E-F

130,0 hp (95,5 kW) / 13500 rpm – ZX636G-H

136,0 hp (100,0 kW) / 13500 rpm – ZX636G-H (with RAM-Air)

Max. torque 65,0 Nm (6,6 kgf*m) / 10000 rpm – ZX600F

65,7 Nm (6,7 kgf*m) / 10000 rpm – ZX600G

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

67,0 Nm (6,8 kgf*m) / 11000 rpm – ZX636A-B

70,5 Nm (7,1 kgf*m) / 11500 rpm – ZX636C

66,0 Nm (6,7 kgf*m) / 11700 rpm – ZX600P

66,7 Nm (6,8 kgf*m) / 11800 rpm – ZX600R

71,0 Nm (7,2 kgf*m) / 11500 rpm – ZX636E-F

70,8 Nm (7,2 kgf*m) / 11000 rpm – ZX636G-H

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 3,02-3,42 sec
Top speed 248-264 km/h (154-164 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD36 – ZX600F

Carburetor, 4x Mikuni BDSR 36R – ZX600G-J

Fuel injection, 4 Keihin TTK38 – ZX600K-R, ZX636

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate (assist & slipper clutch), cable operated
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.022

1.891 – ZX636C

1.900 – ZX600P-R, ZX636E-H

Final reduction 2.666

2.866 – ZX636C, ZX636G-H

2.688 – ZX600P-R, ZX636E-F

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.923; 2.714 – ZX600P-R; 2.846 - from 2019

2.062 – ZX600F-J; 2.055 – ZX636B-C, ZX600K-N; 2.200 – ZX600P-R, ZX636E-H

1.631 – ZX600F-J; 1.722 – ZX636B, ZX600K; 1.666 – ZX636C, ZX600N; 1.850 – ZX600P-R, ZX636E-H

1.380 – ZX600F-J; 1.450 – ZX636B-C, ZX600K-N; 1.600-ZX600P-R, ZX636E-H

1.217 – ZX600F-J; 1.272 – ZX636B-C, ZX600K-N; 1.421 – ZX600P-R, ZX636E-H

1.083 – ZX600F-J; 1.153 – ZX636B-C, ZX600K-N; 1.300 – ZX600P-R, ZX636E-H

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC
Battery capacity 12V-10Ah – ZX600F

12V-8Ah - other

Images

Kawasaki ZX-6R: images, gallery.

Kawasaki ZX-6R (1995-1997)
Kawasaki ZX-6R (1998-1999)
Kawasaki ZX-6R (2000-2002)
Kawasaki ZX-6R (2003-2004)
Kawasaki ZX-6R (2005-2006)
Kawasaki ZX-6R (2007-2008)
Kawasaki ZX-6R (2009-2012)
Kawasaki ZX-6R (2013-2018)
Kawasaki ZX-6R (2019+)

Videos

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2019 Kawasaki ZX 6R Review

Manuals

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