The updated supersport bike features new styling and electronics.

Kawasaki has just revealed a few details of its upcoming 2019 Ninja ZX-6R. The supersport motorcycle has been redesigned and receives updated electronics.

The styling of the 2019 Ninja ZX-6R borrows elements from the Ninja 400. Like on the Ninja 400, the pointy, full-LED headlamp face is in line with Kawasaki’s new design language and there’s more than a hint of the H2 and Ninja 400 at the front. The bike also has new fairings and decals that help separate it from the older model. A sharply-raked tail completes its aggressive design.\

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The redesigned instrument cluster on the ZX-6R now displays an economical riding indicator, fuel gauge and remaining range function. Along with this, the motorcycle also gets a 12V power socket. The 2019 bike will make 128hp at 13,500rpm – 1hp down from the outgoing bike. However, this figure is still more impressive than the Euro IV (BS-VI) figures of the new Yamaha R6 which dropped 5hp, going from 122hp to 117hp to meet the emission target.

According to the leaked details, the new ABS-equipped 2019 ZX-6R will weigh 196kg, as compared to the 194kg of the outgoing ABS-equipped model. The increase in weight is due to the heavier catalytic converter.

There is also a drop in the top speed; while the older model did 260kph, the upcoming model is rated at 248kph. This is likely down due to a change in gearing, which means that even though top speed has reduced, the rate of acceleration may actually be quicker.

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We believe this motorcycle could make it to India in 2019 thanks to the new import norms that will allow manufacturers to import 2,500 vehicles a year to our country without the need for homologation, as long as they conform to a recognised international homologation body. The new ZX-6R’s launch is also well-timed to meet our upcoming emissions norms, which are due to change soon.

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