The sportbike world is definitely impressed and overjoyed with the introduction, or better said reintroduction of the 636 cc-powered 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, a cult classic for connoisseurs everywhere. The design and mechanics teams managed to surpass the bike’s old-school engine capacity with the introduction of a stroked 600 cc engine that should help boost the acceleration. This sport bike will not be suitable only for the race track, but you should be able to drive it safely and excitingly on the streets as well.
The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is fitted with an Inline-Four engine which is itself liquid-cooled; the engine’s 67 mm bore dimension and case make it seem like not much change has happened since previous versions, however there are some essential modifications. First of all, we have the piston stroke, which has been increased with 2.6 mm, so now it reaches 45.1 mm. This modification also means 33cc more in engine displacement. You will also be interested to know that the pistons on the new 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R were fitted with an updated crown design; this in turn helps the revised timing specifications of the high lift valve.
Other changes that you will notice on the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R are shorter connecting rods, and they have also installed a new crankshaft. Kawasaki really prides itself with their efficiency-oriented bikes, which is why their new Ninja is fitted with modified intake and exhaust components. They’ve also modified the fuel-injection system, which now uses only four injectors, unlike previous versions which had a dual-stage eight injector system. However, these new injectors are improved, so that together they manage to deliver much higher and performing patterns of fuel to the engine. Also, because part of the injectors was taken out, more room for the airbox was left so it was increased.
Future buyers of the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R will also notice a reconditioned exhaust, and the stainless-steel headers use cross-over tubes which link all the cylinders; this leads to better engine torque at low or medium speeds. Basically, all these modification led to a 6% engine capacity increase, which, it has been proven, has great applied results. Manufacturers also improved the bike’s drivetrain, so that it is more comfortable on the road, and other modifications were made as well which, sadly, make many say the Ninja is no longer a true race bike. However, the bike is aerodynamic and its design is slick yet sporty, so there’ll definitely be many to like it.
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