2013's Kawasaki ZX-6R leaked

New 636cc bike revealed in YouTube video

Posted: 11 September 2012
by Visordown News


KAWASAKI'S new 636cc ZX-6R is set to be officially revealed in a couple of days but as usual it's proved impossible to keep a lid on the bike until the unveiling. This time around it's a rather odd YouTube video that's leaked images of the machine.

The pictures and video, which show the ZX-6R and the new Z800, seem to be shot in some sort of warehouse and at one stage the bike is seen running – although the music on the video robs us of any chance of hearing the bike. Presumably the chap sitting on it is now number one on Kawasaki's hit-list...

So, what do we know about it? Well thanks to an earlier specifications leak, we know it's 636cc, has 129bhp and we can clearly see that much of the chassis is carried over from the existing model. New brakes, new forks and new styling – mirroring the design of the ZX-10R – line up alongside the uprated engine.

It looks like the old model will still be offered in some markets. In Japan it's an unchanged '2013' ZX-6R that features on Kawasaki's website. That could be to ensure there's still a race-legal 599cc model in the range alongside the new 636cc verson.

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My kids could produce a better video !

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 12:06

kawasaki bikes often come up with styling that gets dated very quickly. That exhaust is extremely ugly. They should take a look at ducati for how to style a bike. kwakas have done some good ones mind, its not like they cant, but....

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 12:45

Looks like a fake leak to me - made to look rubbish on purpose and it's spelt KawaZaki on the first screen, whereas the title of the video is spelt correctly??


Posted: 11/09/2012 at 13:20

The exhausts on new Kwacka's are rubbish. Granted. The rest of the bike (particularly the ZX-xR's)I like, but then I like most Kwacka's hence why I have one. Really like to 2009-10 10R's.

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 16:30

This has been circulating on the net for days now, what took you so long?

Also, that tool is ruining any chance of those rings ever seating properly in those engines, shinning the bores and all, what a terrible POS.

I feel sorry for whoever ends up buying them.

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 01:17

All stock exhausts are rubbish but you need to blame local government for that, not the bike companies.

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 01:29

the zx6r, should have the exhaust under the tail, more styling could be put in..kawa's are running out of ideas when it comes to styling, Ninja 300 and zx10r look alike.

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 03:19

Dorky-est music on youtube by far.

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 16:13

Dude. That's the point. New rider can by a 250cc bike that look like his or her dream bike. Duh!

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 19:02

2013's Kawasaki ZX-6R leaked!

I'd expect better quality control on a modern bike!.....

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 02:20

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