The much anticipated Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has finally arrived in India with a price tag of Rs 11.09 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, it is Rs 60,000 pricier than the last model which was discontinued just before the BS6 norms came into effect. This update comes with a slew of updates in design, features and engine.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R – Highlights
The biggest change on the Ninja ZX-6R is the body. The LED headlights have been redesigned and the overall front fascia of the ZX-6R looks more aggressive now, making it more in line with the ZX-10R. Also, this update says goodbye to the aesthetic semi-degital cluster which is now replaced with an all-digital TFT display. The bike is available in 2 colours – A black and green option and the Iconic Kawasaki Green.
The 636cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 engine now churns out 129 hp at 13,000 RPM and 69 Nm torque at 11,000 RPM, a reduction of 1 hp and 1.8 Nm Torque over the previous gen. The bike also bulked up a bit and now weighs 2 kg more at 198 kg.
Coming to the features, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R now gets 4 riding modes – Sport, Rain, Road and Rider with each mode except the rider mode having a preset level of Power and Traction control. The updated model also gets a quickshifter just like the last model, although it is not specified by the brand whether this is a bidirectional unit or not.
Apart from that, the main frame, subframe, braking and suspension of the new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R remain largely unchanged from the older version, however, the tyres fitted on the 2024 bike are now Pirelli Diablo Rosso 4 rubber, replacing the Bridgestone S22 hoops.
Kawasaki ZX-6R’s closest rival for now in terms of price and performance is the Triumph Street Triple RS which is priced at Rs 11.81 lakh. The Ninja ZX-6R is positioned in between the Z900 (Rs 9.29 lakh) and the Ninja 1000 SX (Rs 12.20 lakh).