The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R will be perhaps the most affordable supersport if the brand decides to sell the motorcycle via CKD route
According to the recent report, Kawasaki could launch the middleweight ZX-6R in India soon. The motorcycle was spied recently at the ARAI test facility where it was going through homologation tests in order to determine whether this motorcycle is fit for the Indian roads or not. Every vehicle imported to India has to go through a series of tests and spotting this motorcycle at the test center could mean that Kawasaki definitely has plans to launch it here.
Once the motorcycle is launched the ZX-6R will be on sale alongside some of Kawasaki’s other middleweight offerings including the Naked Z650, the popular Ninja 650, and the Adventure Tourer Versys 650. Like we already said that this is definitely a good news for many motorcycle enthusiasts and buyers who want to get their hand on a motorcycle which is not intimidating or expensive as a liter Class sportbikes available for sale.
Most of the motorcycle manufacturers hesitate to import the middleweight sportbikes in India because of the expensive homologation process. At the end of the homologation tests, this middleweight motorcycles almost end up priced similarly near the Litre Class Motorcycles.
The ZX-6R is smaller and lighter than the ZX-10R but can be an equally intimidating and fun to ride sportbike for riders who are looking to upgrade to a middleweight supersport motorcycle. Packed with all the latest expensive hardware that you usually find in liter class motorcycle including Showa Big Piston Forks, fully adjustable Showa rear monoshock damper, Nissin monobloc front brake calipers, 3-mode KTRC traction control and FCC clutch with assist and slipper functions the motorcycle surely looks and feels loaded.
However, the main highlight of the ZX-6R is definitely its engine. The Kawasaki ZX-6R is powered by a 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, 636 cc engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This engine definitely is no bummer and believe it or not produces around 129 Hp of peak power and 110 plus NM of torque. However, there are various rider modes to keep the power under control.
We still don’t know whether Kawasaki has plans to sell the ZX-6R in India via direct import or by the CKD route. Kawasaki chooses the CKD route and locally assembles the ZX-10R which has brought down the overall prices of the motorcycle making it more accessible. If Kawasaki decides to sell the smaller sibling through the CKD route as well then we are pretty sure it will definitely be the most affordable supersport bike available in India.