2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R gets traction control

..and Kawasaki's ABS. How long until Triumph, Honda and Yamaha respond?

2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R gets traction control


THE 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R will come with traction control and ABS.

Joining the MV 675 as the second motorcycle in the supersports class to be fitted with traction control; the new, larger capacity, 636cc Ninja will feature Kawasaki's latest adjustable KTRC.

It also features Kawasaki's racetrack-developed ABS: KIBS.

Earlier this week we published leaked photos of the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R, click to link to read what we said about it.

Meanwhile, here's what Kawasaki have to say about the 2013 ZX-6R

Capitalising on the strengths of the highly competitive engine and chassis package of the 599 cc Ninja ZX-6R (ZX600R), the new Ninja ZX-6R expands its area of expertise, offering performance and riding excitement in a wider range of real world situations.  

With displacement increased to 636 cc, the new bike offers more performance at all rpm as well as great usability in everyday street-riding situations. Additionally, with chassis settings focused on winding roads, the new bike is able to deliver riding exhilaration in situations ranging from the track to the hills, and the highway to the city.

The most advanced mid-size supersport model Kawasaki has ever produced, the new Ninja ZX-6R is loaded with cutting-edge technology to help a wider range of riders enjoy its serious sport riding performance. 

Features like 3-mode KTRC, Power Mode selection and KIBS come directly from our flagship models. 

Debuting on this bike, new fork and clutch technologies further increase this Ninja’s potential for fun and exciting riding.  

Key features:

Even more performance!
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The 37 cm3 advantage: Longer stroke engine increases displacement from 599 cm3 to 636 cm3
- Superior power and torque at all rpm
- Superior acceleration
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Strong low-mid range torque and easy-to-control engine character means increased everyday usability

Fully loaded with advanced technology

- Next-generation fork: SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork - Big Piston) Combining Showa SFF and BPF technologies to deliver both racetrack performance and everyday usability.

- Advanced racing-derived technology: F.C.C. Assist & Slipper Clutch

- Clutch actuation is light, with sporty feel.

- Back-torque limiting function.

- Clutch torque capacity increased without increasing weight.

- 3-mode KTRC x Power Mode selection

Kawasaki’s latest traction control system + 2 selectable Power Modes =

8 combinations covering a wide range of riding situations.

- Supersport-grade ABS: KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Braking System)

High-precision, small-increment pressure management.

Sport-riding benefits:

- Minimal intrusion during hard riding

- Helps suppress rear wheel lift during hard braking

- Takes into account back-torque from downshifts

Ninja Styling 

  - Latest Aggressive Ninja Styling: Design appears to flow from front to rear.

  Styling elements based on the Ninja ZX-10R for a strong family resemblance.

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