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Kawasaki ZZR600

Listing Information Motorcycles

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model ZZR600
Price 1,100
Top Speed 152 MPH
Insurance Group 13
Engine Size 600
Engine Type Four cylinder Water-cooled
Compression Ratio 12.0-1
BH Power 100
Torque 62
Gears 6
Seat Hight 780mm
Ground Clearance 119mm
Fuel Capacity 18 Litres
Average MPG 45+
Tank Range 150+reserve
Dry Weight 195


Massive 600cc fast-cruiser/tourer

User reviews

Average user rating from: 1 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
7.8
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.0   (1)
Off Road Capability:
 
2.0   (1)
Around Town:
 
7.0   (1)
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
8.0   (1)
Reliability:
 
9.0   (1)
Handling:
 
8.0   (1)
Engine:
 
10.0   (1)
Value for Money:
 
10.0   (1)
 
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ZZR-600 - A capable all-rounder

Overall rating: 
 
7.8
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.0
Off Road Capability:
 
2.0
Around Town:
 
7.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
8.0
Reliability:
 
9.0
Handling:
 
8.0
Engine:
 
10.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

I bought this ZZR600 in 2007, it was already 9 years old and had 20,000 on it. Some scuffs on the plastic, and me buying it in January, meant I got it for £1100, a real bargain.

It does feel like a heavy bike, compared to my previous Divvy600, but it also feels a lot more stable because it is very low. Being able to get a boot far ourt from the bike means it's easier to keep upright than some lighter, taller bikes.

When you're moving it feels solid upto 120+ (Ask someone else what it's like above that!) and down to 5-10 mph through traffic lines, both with a loaded pair of 36 litre Givi panniers.

It's acceleration is phenomenal for an old 600, topping out second gear at 100 is always good fun (sorry chain and sprockets) and the sound from the air-ram that accompanies it is VERY grin worthy :-) Even fully loaded it's chuckable into corners, although it does fall in a little more than usual which is unnerving at first.

My better half tells me the pillion seat is super comfy, but within an hour of hanging on her hand is in pain, due to the very wide (not rounded) design of the grab handle.

Riding all day on it is a breeze solo, and possible 2-up. despite the deep-wide saddle it's bum fatigue that comes in first, after about 5 hours, followed by stiff legs on day two, because of the low seat/higher pegs arrangement.

It is a very capable weekend/week tourer, it handles the weight of tent/stove/bedding, clothes, and a few kilos of food as if it's not there, I went on a four day tour of Wales with my mate and it handled everything his KLE500 did, including quary roads across the beacons and running across grass/meadow to find camping sites.

Economy wise it's not as efficient as a KLE 500, but still does 150+ before the generous reserve kicks in, and I reckon it's be 200 miles from 18 litres, which is nearly 50MPG.

All in all it is an amazingly capable bike that can handle 1000 Miles in a weekend, is reasonably ecconomical, LOTS of fun, very comfortable and even a 10 year old one is still reliable enough to take round Europe.

Review Information Motorcycles

Time owned 5 Years
I liked Performance, reliability, value-for-money
I Disliked Heavy, off-road issues ;-)
Would you buy again Yes
In one line Fast, Fun, Comfy, Mile-muncher
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 10
 
 
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