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Kawasaki have flip-flopped the Ninja ZX-6R’s ca­pac­ity be­tween 599cc and 636cc since 2002, mak­ing it the only Ja­panese su­pers­port bike to break the self-im­posed ca­pac­ity limit. In most cases it has made for a bet­ter road ma­chine, be­cause of its ad­di­tion of low-to-mid range per­for­mance, but in other ar­eas it has made the al­ready wild Ninja even more ag­gres­sive and way­ward. The 2003/4 is the coolest 636, the 2005/6 the wildest and the 2013-on­wards the most re­fined – pick the one that suits your needs!


Fin­ish is a ma­jor weak point on Ninja mod­els, so look out for a well-cared for ex­am­ple. Crash dam­age is com­mon, there are a few re­ports of gear­boxes go­ing and poorly fit­ted ac­ces­sories can be a night­mare to rec­tify.

En­gine: 636cc, liq­uid-cooled, 16v in­line four Tested power: 110.9bhp @ 13,600rpm Tested torque: 64.3Nm @ 11,200rpm Weight: 161kg Used prices: From £2000 to £8000

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