‘I’m look­ing for­ward to try­ing the new one’

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I’ve al­ways been a Kawasaki fan and went for the ZX-6R be­cause I wanted some­thing easy to ride, good look­ing and re­li­able for com­mut­ing. The Kawasakis I had in the past, like my ZZR600, had al­ways been su­per-re­li­able.

It’s so much fun. It turns and stops quickly, has plenty of power for the av­er­age rider and revs so high it puts the big­gest smile on my face. I used to com­mute on it, but now I just ride it in the evenings and at week­ends. I haven’t been on a track­day yet, but it’s on the to-do list. There are a few local bike meets I go to in the sum­mer with my dad. He has a Suzuki GSX-S 750 and I’ve a mate with a ZX-9R.

I re­ally like the looks of the new bike. I’m a big fan of WSB and BSB, so I like the fact it’s in KRT colours. The newer bike’s brakes would be the big­gest gain for me and ABS is a great fea­ture, too. The price is good and the looks are spot on but I’m not sure that you need all the rider aids. I’m look­ing for­ward to try­ing one soon.

Kawasaki-fan David owns this 10-year-old ZX-6R

DAVID CLARK­SON Age 32 Height 5ft 10inCur­rent bike Kawasaki ZX-6RFirst bike Yamaha FZR600Dream bike Kawasaki KR1-SBeen rid­ing 28 years

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