Track Tools for 2023: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Returns to Join 2024 Lineup
Kawasaki's 2024 ZX-6R. Media sourced from Kawasaki.
Today, Kawasaki has refreshed their beloved ZX-6R to include changes to the brakes, instruments, styling, and of course, some respectful updates to that iconic “636” heart.
Let’s get into it.
Thanks to its older sibling (the ZX-10R), the 2024 ZX-6R has a brand new front cowling complementing more aggressive styling; added to the visuals is a 636cc heart set to Euro5 homologation, rating the ZX-6R’s output around 122hp with a rev peak of 13,000rpm (per EPA documents covered by CycleWorld).
The whole caboodle screams out of a beauty inline four whose cam profiles have been tweaked (along with intake funnels and exhaust system) to pretty up the rev range with some extra low-end punch – a small apology from the company for the ponies retracted to make this bike comply with Euro5 emissions ratings.
Elsewhere, the ZX-6R benefits from a better braking system: Dual semi-floating 310mm. discs are married to a dual radial-mounted, monobloc, opposed 4-piston caliper, with the all-new Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System (KIBS ABS) completing the assemblage (via Kawasaki).
Obligatory Floating duties are carried out with the usual Showa SFF-BP fork (preload adjustable to 4.7”), while the rear suspension uses a bottom-link Uni-Trak®, gas-charged Showa shock (preload adjustable to 5.9”) – all bouncing above the 2024 addition of new Pirelli Diablo Rosso™ IV rubber.
For electronics, the 2024 ZX-6R responds to three new Ride Modes (Sport, Road and Rain), with Kawasaki’s Rideology app now fully integrated to round up the new LED headlights/turn signals and TFT full-color instrumentation.
Here are the color options and price points currently available for Kawasaki’s 2024 Ninka ZX-6R, according to Motorcycle.com:
2024 Ninja ZX-6R
Color: Metallic Flat Spark Black / Ebony, Pearl Robotic White / Metallic Graphite Gray