We salute Kawasaki for keeping the supersports 600 class alive with their new ZX-6R, but apart from styling tweaks, detail touches and gearing changes, it’s not really that different from the outgoing model. In truth, that’s no bad thing because dance through few machines corners let so you easily, or rev with such unbridled ferocity as the ZX-6R. Add in some top-notch chassis parts, electronics and a classy finish and it seems impossibly good value for less than ten grand. A supersport bike like this is brilliant on the right day when you’re feeling it, but is too cramped, revvy and uncompromising when you’re not, which, unfortunately, will still drive most sportsbike fans elsewhere.
New ZX-6R gives tester Neeves food for thought