636cc of rebellion fueled by three decades worth of evolution of midsize sport bikes leading to winning awards, championships and an unapologetic attitude. The Ninja® ZX™-6R raises the bar in what it takes to rule the track and run the streets.



The Ninja® ZX™-6R supersport bike has the championship-proven performance to dissect back-to-back turns on the track with surgical precision. And while its roots are at the track, the exhilaration takes on new meaning out on the road.

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The Ninja® ZX™-6R supersport bike gets ahead of sharp turns with optimized engine performance across the entire rpm range, class-leading components, and advanced rider support technology.



On or off the track, stay grounded and in control when taking on elevation changes with the race-inspired power, performance and technology of the Ninja® ZX™-6R supersport bike.


On or off the track, stay grounded and in control when taking on elevation changes it the race-inspired power, perforamnce and technology of the Ninja®ZX™-6R.



The Ninja® ZX™-6R supersport bike gets fresh new styling inspired by the larger displacement Ninja® ZX-10R motorcycle with sharp and edgy lines that stay true to the iconic Ninja® image.

NEW Front Cowling and Windscreen

An all-new front cowling and windscreen design represents the next step in the evolution of Ninja® motorcycles, creating more distance from the competition.


Each LED headlamp features a position lamp alongside low and high beams that produce increased brightness.


Overlapping and interwoven design elements and the upswept lines of the new tail cowl gives off a sharper appearance.

NEW LED Taillight

The LED taillight inspired by the Ninja® ZX™-10R motorcycle adds a sophisticated, high-grade touch to the rear of the bike.

NEW Muffler

Features a new finishing treatment and a newly designed end-cap, adding to the sporty look of the Ninja® ZX™-6R supersport bike.

NEW Heel Guard

All-new heel guard design complements the bike’s dynamic lines.

Assist and Slipper Clutch

Reduces back-torque when excessive engine braking occurs to help maintain a high speed through turns in order to enter an uphill climb with optimal momentum.

Legendary 636cc Engine

A digitally fuel injected inline-four cylinder engine works with a new shorter final gear ratio to further emphasize torque and low-end power, translating into more exhilaration on the street and windy roads, and the ability to accelerate quickly and pull hard up inclines.

NEW Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)

This highly reliable contactless-type quick shifter enables ultra-quick upshifts at full power for seamless, maximum acceleration on or off the track. When the shift lever has been activated, the system sends a signal to the ECU to momentarily cut ignition so that the next gear can be engaged for clutchless shifting.

Powerful Brakes

Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) ABS featuring dual 4-piston monobloc front brake calipers grip 310mm petal discs to deliver smooth yet powerful braking performance to help hit apexes with precision and maintain a proper line through turns.


Experience greater confidence, lighter handling and, ultimately, more thrills when you take command of sharp turns with superior grip in a variety of conditions.


A supersport seat works with a slim and flared fuel tank, making it easier to grip the tank with your knees. A new adjustable clutch lever with five available positions allows you to modify the position of the lever to suit your preference.

Supersport Chassis

The pressed-aluminum perimeter frame of the Ninja® ZX™-6R supersport bike boasts a narrow design, allowing the rear to be compact and slim. High performance geometry and lightweight construction produces light and responsive handling for street riding, with the ability to change lines on command for track days.

Showa SFF-BP Front Fork

Back-to-back tight turns get straightened out by a Showa SFF-BP front fork that’s fully adjustable and offers progressive damping. On the streets, this advanced fork combines race-ready performance with everyday usability. On the track, it helps maintain front wheel traction while braking into the chicane and accelerating out.

Uni-Trak® Rear Suspension

Fully adjustable Uni-Trak® rear suspension with progressive damping helps maintain rear wheel traction while putting power to the ground. This leads to confident braking and predictable handling both on and off the track.

3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)

Adjustable traction control offers three performance settings to choose from to help maintain traction and proper power delivery throughout a wide range of riding conditions from the street to the track.

Modes 1 and 2 – Allow a degree of slip to maximize acceleration in high grip conditions. The ideal slip ratio is determined based on real-time monitoring of wheel speed, engine and a number of other parameters to prioritize forward acceleration.

Mode 3 – Limits wheelspin to maximize traction in lower grip conditions. When excessive rear wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained. Mode 3 assists riders in negotiating both short sections of less favorable road (train tracks, manhole covers, etc.) as well as extended stretches of bad road (wet pavement, gravel, cobblestone, etc.) with confidence.