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:D The '05 ZZR600 looks pretty sweet! :D



The Kawasaki ZZR®600 motorcycle is dramatically changed for 2005, and will strongly appeal to sportbike riders of all skill levels and especially first-time buyers.

Based on a previous generation NINJA® ZX-6R sportbike, the new ZZR600 features a confidence-inspiring aluminum chassis, high-performance engine, 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system, powerful six-piston brakes, sleek body work and dual headlights. As such, it offers an unbeatable combination of style and performance, yet it's comfortable for daily commuting and weekend getaways.

The 599cc, liquid-cooled, inline, four-cylinder engine features dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. Kawasaki's Twin Ram Air Induction system - which features a leading-edge air scoop at the front of the bike's fairing - forces cool air into the ZZR600's airbox and then onto its four 36mm carburetors. The carburetors also feature the Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC), which monitors the throttle position and adjusts ignition timing for the engine's four spark-plug mounted ignition coils, maximizing the ZZR's performance at every rpm.

The ZZR600's engine is matched to a close-ratio six-speed transmission, providing the rider with the best gear for any riding situation, whether it be freeway droning or sporty backroad work.

A lightweight aluminum perimeter frame provides the backbone of the ZZR600's chassis, while suspension duties are handled by a fully adjustable 46mm cartridge-type front fork and fully adjustable UNI-TRAK® rear suspension.

Stopping power is provided by six-piston calipers gripping dual 300mm semi-floating front disc brakes, matched by a 220mm rear disc brake.

The ZZR600 is shod with high-performance radial tires mounted on 17-inch aluminum wheels. The 120/65ZR17 front and 180/55ZR17 rear tires provide maximum traction and help provide a smooth ride over bumpy surface streets and freeway expansion joints.

The simple, sleek lines of the ZZR600's aerodynamic body work are distinctly Kawasaki in appearance and pleasing to the eye. Available in (name of color) Blue for 2005, it strikes an elegant-but-athletic balance with the extruded aluminum frame, angled front fairing, purposeful air scoop and three-spoke wheels.

The ZZR600's ergonomics make long-distance rides a pleasure: The stepped seat is flat to enhance operator and passenger comfort, and the bars are an easy reach. Plus, the wide mirrors provide the operator with an exceptional view.

The instrument cluster for the ZZR600 is entirely electronic and includes a speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature gauge, odometer, trip meter and - one of the most desirable of features - a digital clock.

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mckaw/04_05_Line-up/index.motml
 

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I was actually looking at this. I am soooooo torn between the two bikes. I am looking into a new bike for next year and i don't know if i should get the ZX-6R or the ZZR-600.

But i do have to agree that the ZZR-600 is a very very nice looking bike... and I even like the color.

Suresh
 

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This bike is definitely focussed at performance of which they already have a bike that does it better. Ram air tells me the hp will be up and with all the other parts on the bike.....

The ZX-6 fills a nice hole for people who would want more of a sport tourer.....

Oh well, it's a nice looking bike though.
 

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Its a much sportier looking bike to me this year, but I'm not sure about the ergos.

The naked 750 has a warm spot in my heart too.
 

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Freakinout said:
The naked 750 has a warm spot in my heart too.
Hehe, I'm definately with you there. I like the style of the "naked" bikes Kawasaki has out.

I would appreciate a ZZR-600, but it would have to be my second bike. My first would have to be something bent more towards performance.
 

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I like the ZX-6RR but ****, cut off that ugly ass fender!
 

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i'm pretty torn about the 2005 zz-r600. i have a 2004 and that dual pipes look is kinda special to me :)
with the exception of making it a single pipe, and still not including fuel injection, kawasaki's done everything i wanted in the zzr600 till now:

'modernized' dash with digital stuff
more powerful engine (zx6r)
dual headlights
6-piston on the front (to replace the 4)
180 on the back (to replace the 160)

(still kinda nonplussed here, sort of)
 

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ZZR-60

The weight is down...but I imagine the price wil go up...Kawasaki is stirring things up...I want a soft riding (bad back) lightweight sport bike that I'm not being beat to death from the wind, rain, dirt, sand, and bugs...something aerodynamic...ZZR-250, not a tubular steel frame model with 16" tires, wheels and no suspension adjustments...I'll have to set it out, till things settle down...
 

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Bulinu' said:
Nice bike that '05 ZZR600 but... "deja vu" : http://www.bikez.com/bike/index.php?bike=4275 looks like it's just a new name
Have to agree with you on that, but the previous body style looked like the pre 1999 zx6's as well.
Well... it didn't look like. It was the same bike, "ZZR600" was the name for the european market and "Ninja ZX6" was the name for the US. Since 2000 they used the "ZZR600" name for both markets.
Now ... the '05 ZZR 600 has almost nothing in common with with the previous ZZR. It-s not a tourer any more. It's a SportBike.
 
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