Kawasaki ZX-6R Review from South Africa

2006 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7026 kilometres
Most recent distance24000 kilometres

Summary:

All Round Star

Faults:

Only reliability problem I have had with my 636 has been 3rd gear slip, so I have to undercut the gear.

I also had to replace al the fairing because of a car bumping it in a parking area.

General Comments:

The 636 is a brilliant all-round sports bike.

The motor has got enough low down power to do traffic with ease, but then there's enough power at the top to shake of any 600 & some 750's.

At 6"3 I find the ergo's perfect for town riding & long trips. It just needs a high rise screen.

I have done long pillion trips with the greatest of easy & comfort, the only trouble is keeping the front wheel on the ground.

With stock gearing I found it to be very economical, but dropping a tooth at the front has had an effect on high speed highway cruising.

Every now and then I think about upgrading to a 1000, but after every trip with my friends with their 1000’s, I fall I love with the 636 from the start. In black it looks amazing and it’s a big head turner.

If someone asked me what bike to buy, I would not hesitate to advise them on a 636!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2008

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review