Quick Comparison: Honda CBR600RR vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Honda CBR600RR vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R (Quick Comparison): Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is the only middleweight racer available in this segment in India. Apart from the indirect rivalry with litre-class motorcycles with lower than usual output, the ZX-6R has a few international rivals on the list. The closest possible rival is Honda CBR600RR, producing the peak power and torque at almost similar rev points. The additional 37cc of displacement helps Ninja ZX-6R claim higher performance quotient than any of the motorcycles around the segment.

Honda CBR600RR

The power difference is 12 HP while torque is higher by 4.8 Nm on the ZX-6R. Both the motorcycles use similar suspension dimensions and brake sizes. The front brake size is 310mm for both the bikes while even the tire size remains similar at 120 and 180-section. Being equal in terms of weight, Kawasaki directly benefits from the high power output. Here is a quick comparison for the recently launched Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R and not-yet-launched Honda CBR600RR.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Honda CBR600RR vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Engine & Performance

Honda CBR600RR

  • Displacement: 599cc
  • Max Power: 118 HP @ 13,500 rpm
  • Max Torque: 66 NM @ 11,250 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders: 4
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 252 kmph

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

  • Displacement: 636cc
  • Max Power: 130 HP @ 13,500 rpm
  • Max Torque: 70.8 NM @ 11,000 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders: 4
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 260 kmph

Brakes & Suspension

Honda CBR600RR

  • Front Brake: Dual 310mm Discs
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • Dual Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: 41mm USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Adjustable Monoshock
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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

  • Front Brake: Dual 310mm Discs
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • Dual Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: 41mm USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Adjustable Monoshock

Tyres & Frame

Honda CBR600RR

  • Front Tyre: 120/70-ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 180/55-ZR17
  • Frame: Diamond, Die-Cast Aluminum

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

  • Front Tyre: 120/70-ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 180/55-ZR17
  • Frame: Twin Spar, Cast Aluminum

Dimensions & Weight

Honda CBR600RR

  • Length: 2029mm
  • Width: 684mm
  • Height: 1115mm
  • Wheelbase: 1373mm
  • Seat Height: 823mm
  • Ground Clearance: 137mm
  • Kerb Weight: 196 kg
  • Tank Capacity: 18.1-litres

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

  • Length: 2025mm
  • Width: 710mm
  • Height: 1100mm
  • Wheelbase: 1400mm
  • Seat Height: 830mm
  • Ground Clearance: 130mm
  • Kerb Weight: 196 kg
  • Tank Capacity: 17-liters

Ex-Showroom Price

  • Honda CBR600RR: INR 12.50 lakh (Expected)
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R: INR 10.49 lakh
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