Kawasaki Ninja 600R

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Kawasaki Ninja 600R
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1992 Kawasaki Ninja 600R
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Also called GPZ600R (1985-90), GPX600R (1988-97), Ninja 600RX, ZX600A-B (GPZ), ZX600C (GPX)
Parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Production 1985–1990 (GPZ) / 1988–1997 (GPX)
Predecessor none
Successor Kawasaki ZZR600
Class Sport bike
Engine 592 cc (36.1 cu in), 4-stroke, transverse 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder
Bore / stroke 60.0 mm × 52.5 mm (2.36 in × 2.07 in)
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh, return shift. Wet multi-disc clutch. Chain drive.

The Ninja 600R was the name given to the Kawasaki ZX600 line of motorcycles sold in North America. In Europe it went by the GPZ600R (1985-90) and GPX600R (evolved model, 1988-97).

With minor variations over the years, in 1988 the GPX model is released with major changes, like a new double cradle frame, a different anti dive system (ESCS-Electronic Suspension Control System) improving the AVDS (Automatic Variable Damping System) from the GPZ. Also, the GPX brought more power (84 hp against 76 in the GPZ) and a higher top speed (140 mph against GPZ's 135 mph)


1985 Kawasaki gpz600r sports touring motorcycle