Kawasaki ZX6R Rear Shock Information

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Kawasaki ZX6R Rear Shock Information
The ZX-6R is a sport bike from Kawasaki's popular Ninja series. (A colourful row of motorbikes in a Sydney side street. image by david hutchinson from Fotolia.com)

The 2010 ZX-6R Ninja is a middleweight 600 class sport bike from Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki. The Ninja series, identified by "ZX" has been in production since the 1980s, while the 6R was introduced in 1995.

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Rear Suspension

Rear suspension of the Ninja is handled by a bottom-link UNI-TRAK gas-charged shock with 25-way rebound damping (adjustable), dual-range high- and -low speed stepless compression damping, and fully adjustable spring preload.

Rear Suspension Travel

The rear suspension on the 2010 ZX-6R Ninja travels 5.3 inches.

Rear Suspension Changes

This rear suspension set up has been used on the ZX-6R since 2007. In 2007, Kawasaki redesigned many aspects of the bike and subsequent builds share few parts with pre-2007 models.

Front Suspension

At the front is an inverted Showa Big Piston Fork with top-out springs (1.6 inches / 41mm); and as with the rear, the front is equiped with stepless compression and rebound damping, and fully adjustable spring preload.

Front Travel

The front suspension has a travel of 4.7 inches.

Front Suspension Changes

The 2010 (and 2009) ZX-6R Ninja bikes differ from previous years with the addition of the Showa Big Piston Fork, giving an improved brake-drive.

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