Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja KRT Edition


Make Model

Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja KRT Edition




Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


636 cc / 38.8 cub in
Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 45.1mm
Compression Ratio 12.9:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled


DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies and oval sub-throttles
Lubrication  Forced lubrication, wet sump


TCBI with digital advance
Starting Electric

Max Power

97.7 kW / 131 hp @ 13500 rpm

Max Torque

71 Nm / 7.2 kgf.m / 52.4 lb-ft @ 11500 rpm
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


6 Speed 
Final Drive 520 series X-ring chain
Gear Ratios 1st 2.714 (38/14) / 2nd 2.200 (33/15) / 3rd 1.850 (37/20) / 4th 1.600 (32/20 / 5th 1.421 (27/19) / 6th 1.300 (26/20)
Final reduction ratio 2.688 (43/16)
Final Reduction Ratio  2.688 (43/16)
Steering angle (left/right)  27° / 27°
Frame Aluminum perimeter

Front Suspension

41mm inverted Showa BP-SFF fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload
Rear Wheel Travel 119.3 mm / 4.7 in.

Rear Suspension

Bottom-link Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, top-out spring and pillow ball upper mount, stepless compression damping, 25-way adjustable rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload

Rear Wheel Travel 134.6 mm / 5.3 in

Front Brakes

2 x 310mm petal rotors with dual radial-mount, Nissin four-piston, monobloc calipers and available KIBS ABS

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm petal rotor with single-piston caliper and KIBS ABS

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Rake 23.5°
Trail 103 mm / 4.0 in.
Dimensions Length 2085 mm / 82.1 in
Width 705 mm / 27.8 in
Height 1115 mm / 43.9 in
Wheelbase 1395 mm / 54.9 in.
Seat Height 830.5 mm / 32.7 in.
Ground Clearance 120 mm / 4.0 in

Wet Weight 

192 kg / 423.4 lbs  -  194 kg / 427.8 lbs ABS

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres 4.5 US gal


This is the Ninja ZX-6R, which is available in lime-green and black Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) colours. While Kawasaki's supersports racing bikes are restricted to 599cc, the streetbike is powered by a 636cc inline-four, and according to Kawasaki, the extra 36cc gives the ZX-6R a small but significant advantage over its 600cc competition.

The latest ZX-6R KRT Edition's 16-valve, long-stroke, DOHC 636cc four-cylinder mill is, according to Kawasaki , "a torque-rich, rev-happy, and supremely powerful engine that easily makes the transition from city street commuting to the wide-open racetrack, making its broad performance available to every rider. The increased performance developed by this larger capacity engine can be felt throughout the rev range, which is always appreciated for racing, but also provides a significantboost for everyday use. The larger engine means that low- to mid-range torque is significantly stronger compared to traditional 600cc bikes."


Other notable bits on the 2016 Ninja ZX-6R KRT include a cassette-type six-speed gearbox, slipper clutch, 3-mode traction control, 2 power modes, ABS, Nissin monobloc radial-mount brake calipers and 310mm petal-type brake discs at the front, Showa big-piston fork, bottom-link Uni-Trak suspension at the rear and LCD instrument panel.



Key Features

• Class-leading Supersport performance and styling delivers an abundant dose of street potency

• 636cc inline-four offers racetrack-ready power yet extremely flexible delivery on the street

• Selectable engine power modes allow riders to adjust power delivery to riding conditions

• Three-mode KTRC traction control puts the power to the pavement whether it’s dry and grippy or rain-slick

• Showa Separate Function Fork – Big Piston (SFF-BP) offers light weight, easy adjustability and smoother initial suspension tracking

• Supersport-grade KIBS ABS provides maximum stopping performance, with added peace of mind

• Nissin one-piece “monobloc” radial-mount front brake calipers and radial-pump front brake master cylinder offer superb braking modulation with a direct feel at the lever

• F.C.C. clutch with assist function offers light clutch pull and strong clamping force for less clutch slippage under acceleration while slipper function minimizes wheel chatter caused by aggressive downshifting

• Aggressive styling and sharp, aerodynamic bodywork clearly shouts: “Performance Counts!”

• Lightweight twin-spar aluminum frame places the engine in the optimum position for superb handling and rider feedback and also features a 23.5-degree rake angle for quick steering response, maximum maneuverability and to deliver clear communication from the front tire

• Reduced friction steering stem seals for easy steering inputs and noticeably improved low speed handling