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2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R – Meet the all-new 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R unveiled at the Kawasaki Dealer Show in MAlaysia

By • Apr 1st, 2009 • Category: ! Daily Info & Reviews, Vehicles

The 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was unveiled at all the Kawasaki Dealer Show in Malaysia. Team Green‘s supersport contender comes with a long list of improvements including a 22-lb weight reduction equal to10 kg , improved bottom-end to mid-range power and racy ZX-10R-inspired bodywork to a paddock near you.
With their radically redesigned 2009 ZX-6R Ninja, Kawasaki are shooting for the top spot in the 600cc supersports segment this year.

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R - Meet the all-new 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R unveiled at the Kawasaki Dealer Show in MAlaysia

This time around, Kawasaki seem to be truly serious about hunting down the R6, CBR 600RR,and even GSX-R600. The 2009 ZX-6R is indeed an all-new bike – it shares nothing with its predecessor.And to begin with, the new bike looks really good – a perfect mix of aggression and sobriety.
The application of the ‘double bore velocity stacks’ is supposed to specifically help with midrange power as well. By incorporating a stack within a stack it should provide the benefits of multiple length stacks without employing variable length technology or some variation thereof. It will still utilize a slipper clutch and cassette-style 6-speed transmission. If these changes provide the significant boost that Kawi claims then it will address one of the issues we had with the 2007-2008 Ninja ZX-6R.
The engine sounds relatively subdued when you start the bike, though the sound is still pleasant. And the riding position and ergonomics feel just right – you immediately feel comfortable on this bike.

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R - Meet the all-new 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R unveiled at the Kawasaki Dealer Show in MAlaysia


On the move, the new engine is docile and smooth at low revs – if you insist, it will even putter along at 2,000rpm, in sixth gear, at 30km/h. But, of course, that’s not what the ZX-6R is meant to do.The bike really comes alive between 8,000-16,000rpm and in that rev range, a handful of throttle instantly translates into hard acceleration and insane speeds. With ram-air, the ZX-6R’s 599cc inline-four makes 134 horsepower at 14,100rpm and, yes, the bike feels very responsive – the throttle twist-grip seems to be directly connected to the rear wheel.And it averages about 17.5km per litre of petrol, which is not too bad.
The new, fully-adjustable big-piston fork (BPF) from Showa is quite a revelation – the Kawasaki’s nose is always absolutely glued to the tarmac and the ride quality is not bad either.And the Nissin brakes, with radial mount callipers at the front, are very powerful – just two fingers on the brake lever are quite enough to bring the bike to a super-quick halt – but you’d better be careful while braking hard in wet weather conditions and/or during an emergency.

Kawasaki made it very important that the company’s commitment to racing is an important part of the plan so expectations are high for the 2009 Ninja ZX-6R. It will be available in Lime Green, Metallic Black, and Candy Blue.

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R - Meet the all-new 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R unveiled at the Kawasaki Dealer Show in MAlaysia


2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R Specs
Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement: 599cc
Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression ratio: 13.3:1
Fuel injection: DFI with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles, two injectors per throttle body
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Final drive: X-ring chain
Rake / trail: 24 deg / 4.0 in.
Frame type: Aluminum perimeter
Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear tire: 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase: 55.1 in.
Front suspension/wheel travel: 41 mm inverted Showa Big Piston Front fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension/wheel travel: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, top-out spring and pillow ball upper mount, dual-range (high/low-speed) stepless compression damping, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload / 5.2 in.
Front brakes: Dual 300mm petal rotors with dual radial-mounted, four-piston, four-pad calipers
Rear brake: Single 220mm petal rotor with single-piston caliper
Overall length: 82.3 in.
Overall width: 27.8 in.
Overall height: 43.9 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal @ 17 liter
Seat height: 32.3 in.
Curb weight: 421.2 lbs @ 191 kg

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3 Responses »

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    I want to knowif have any shop where I can get 0 downpayment…(if have)
    hope please let me know

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