The 2005 NINJAZX-6RR sport motorcycle is the racing-homologated
sibling of the all-new NINJA ZX-6R. Produced in limited numbers, it is
designed for serious on-track performance, strongly reaffirming
Kawasakis commitment to developing the worlds leading-edge
The NINJA ZX-6RR features all-new, ultra-aerodynamic bodywork
with Ram Air, GP-style swingarm, under-seat exhaust system,
six-spoke wheels, petal-style disc brakes, inverted forks and
a powerful new engine.
Along with the ZX-6R, the NINJA ZX-6RR is the most aerodynamically
efficient sportbike Kawasaki has ever created even more
streamlined than the leading-edge ZX-10R. Specifically, the new fairing helps to
divide the air stream farther ahead of the bike; by moving the
bubble of still air farther forward in the cockpit,
the rider experiences less buffeting around the head and shoulders.
point of convergence where the divided air streams
comes together behind the rider is critical to aerodynamic
efficiency, so Kawasaki engineers designed the tail section
to smoothly blend the air together while minimizing turbulence.
The result is quicker roll-on acceleration and higher top
speeds at the race track, as well as enhanced rider comfort
new body work also includes a ZX-10R-style central Ram Air
duct and a flush-surface LED tail light, as well as an aerodynamic
ZX-10R-style front fender for a strong NINJA family resemblance.
the cockpit, the NINJA ZX-6RR rider will notice several more
leading-edge features that put this bike at the forefront
of design and performance. Foremost is the new split-seam
fuel tank/airbox cover. The rear half is the actual fuel tank,
designed to fit neatly between the frame spars and down behind
the engines fuel injection system, while the front half
covers a new, quick-access air box. By centralizing the fuel
mass near the center of the bike, chassis responsiveness is
enhanced weight transfers from turn to turn are lighter,
and the chassis is exceptionally stable under acceleration
advanced split-seam design also enabled engineers to make
the airbox larger, thus enhancing engine performance. It also
makes filter access quick and easy. Plus, a depression in
the top of the fuel tank enables the rider to tuck in for
final tribute to aerodynamic efficiency is the new under-seat
muffler, which gives the NINJA ZX-6RR a slim, racy look.
Power and Performance
sportbike can garner mass approval on good looks alone, and
here again, the NINJA ZX-6RR sets new standards of performance
for the middle-weight class. For that, the engine includes
a new cylinder, new cylinder head, and 38mm oval-shaped sub-throttle
valves fed by twin injectors and redesigned Ram Air.
NINJA ZX-6RR utilizes oval-shaped sub-throttle technology.
Combined with the improved Ram Air design, the oval-shaped
throttle bodies increase airflow without making the fuel delivery
assembly wider intake efficiency is improved nearly
20 percent while helping to maintain a slim chassis profile.
599cc engine also features revised and polished intake ports,
new combustion chambers and larger exhaust valves for improved
the engine control unit has more memory for controlling the
exhaust valve and second set of fuel injectors. Plus, the
radiator is 40mm taller and features more-tightly packed cores
for increased cooling capacity.
NINJA ZX-6RR features a more durable, smoother-shifting six-speed
transmission, and the ratios are similar to those of the 2004
racing kit transmission. It also utilizes a back-torque
limiting clutch. Designed to maximize on-track performance,
the back-torque limiter helps to reduce rear-wheel hop that
may occur when downshifting a high-rpm.
matte-black aluminum frame features a shortened the wheelbase
and the swingarm pivot point has been moved forward. Combined
with a longer, braced aluminum swingarm, the new chassis gives
the NINJA ZX-6RR improved cornering performance and stability.
The chassis also includes a steering damper boss on the left
fully adjustable Showa fork delivers outstanding cornering
performance and includes TiSiCN coating on the inner tubes
to reduce stiction. At the rear, new UNI-TRAKR linkage ratios
provide more linear action, while the rear shock features
both high- and low-speed compression damping to provide a
wider range of racing settings.
exceptional cornering performance, the NINJA ZX-6RR rides
on light, six-spoke wheels shod with 120/65ZR17 front and
180/55ZR17 rear tires.
riding position is also based on the NINJA ZX-10R. By pulling back the steering head
assembly, the distance between the handlebars and footpegs
is reduced, which provides the rider with an idealized position
for performance riding. Combined with the new frame, seat
and fuel tank, the rider sits in the bike, rather
than on it.
NINJA ZX-6RRs racing-style instrument panel features
a bar-type LCD tachometer, digital LCD speedometer, stopwatch-style
lap timer and adjustable shift indicator lamp, which includes
Off, Low and Bright settings. A digital temperature gauge,
clock and tripmeter are also included.