Kawasaki ZX-6R Reviews from United States of America

2002 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance21400 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX-R1000

Faults:

I've had issues with my carbs getting out of sync, but other than that, this bike is the best, quickest and fastest bike I have ever owned.

General Comments:

I've owned many motorcycles in my day. From Yamaha, Susuki and Kawasaki (no Hondas), from 1000cc to 250cc, and this bike ride like a light cycle from Tron. It'll will outrun any litre bike all the way to 140. I'm 39 and this is my way of staying young (crotch rocket). My wife bought it for me as a welcome home present from Afganistan, and it has been my escape from reality. I would suggest the ZX6R to anyone who is looking for an escape. Not to mention it's just a lot of fun to modify in your free time. Dyno last year at 137 rear wheel hp.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2010

2002 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda 250

Summary:

I really enjoy this bike

Faults:

There are no mechanical problems to report as of this date (3/19/05).

I love the bike, but the insurance rates for this bike blew me away when I got the bill. Because I bought it on revolving credit (credit card), I did not have to prove insurance to drive it off the lot as I would had I gotten a loan. Make sure you check insurance rates prior to purchasing to make sure you can afford them. Many young people may not realize the cost to insure this thing. It cost me $1200 my first year and is down to about $750 this year. It's paid off, so I'll probably drop full coverage.

General Comments:

This is my first sport bike. I bought it initially because I love the way it looks. At 33 years old, I should've bought something a little more mature, but now I love the ride and performance.

I ride it to work on nice days and rode it from Indianapolis, IN to Columbus, OH and back, which was tiring toward the end, but still fun. I'm probably not the best consumer to grade the performance because I do not run it hard (have to keep those insurance rates down). I maintain it every spring and fall. If I ever sell it, someone will get a Gem.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2005

1999 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired7500 miles
Most recent distance10500 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZX-6R

Summary:

One of the best all around bikes to buy

Faults:

The chain and sprockets.

General Comments:

The motorcycle shifts nice and performs very well.

I can stay on the 04 R6 and ZX-636 ass without falling behind.

The seat gets very uncomfortable after a while.

Pulls up second gear wheelies no problem.

Third gear wheelies are a little more of a challenge.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2005

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews