Just in time for fall, we get our first look at the all-new 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R sport bike. The bike was introduced on September 13 at “The Ninja Time Square Takeover” event, along with the .
Like the previous few generations (starting in 2003), the ZX-6R is powered by a 4-cylinder 636cc engine, which has been tuned a bit and produces 129 bhp which is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch. The chassis is the same as the 2012 model however the bodywork has been reworked and looks similar to the ZX-10R which is not a bad thing.
The biggest change is the availability of traction control on a mainstream bike in this class; my car doesn’t even have traction control, and optional ABS brakes. The traction control system is called KTRC and comes with three modes which should make riding the ZX-6R a little safer. Other changes on the 2013 Ninja include a revised rear suspension and a set of front forks by Showa.
The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R will be priced at $12,699 with the optional ABS package and $11,699 without ABS.
2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Promo Video