2004 Kawasaki ZZR600 Review

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2004 Kawasaki ZZR600
2004 Kawasaki ZZR600

2004 Kawasaki ZZR600
2004 Kawasaki ZZR600

2004 Kawasaki ZZR600 Review

2004 Kawasaki ZZR600

Nothing beats the Kawasaki ZZR600 for power, handling and comfort.

The ZZR600 is powered by a compact 599cc liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine similar to the high-performance ZX-6R powerplant. Dual overhead cams actuate four extra-light valves per cylinder, and Kawasaki Straight-Shot ports combine with narrow valve systems to provide free-flowing intake for quick throttle response.

The most popular category of sportbike in America is the 600cc class, thanks to the light weight, nimble handling and ever-improving power-to-weight ratio of these modern machines. And for those who want all these performance attributes in a sport touring motorcycle at a great price.

Intake efficiency is further enhanced by the Kawasaki Twin Ram Air Induction system. Scoops at the front of the fairing supply cool air directly to the airbox, and at highway speeds this becomes pressurized to help pack more fuel mixture from the 36mm Keihin carburetors into the cylinders. A digital ignition system ignites the mixture as its microprocessor-controlled timing is ultra-responsive to engine speed and the system never needs adjustment. Burned gasses exit the engine through twin mufflers for smooth power throughout the rev range.


2004 Kawasaki ZZR600 Key Features



2004 Kawasaki ZZR600 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $6,499 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 81.5 in.

Height 46.3 in.

Width 27.4 in.

Weight 430 lbs.

Ground Clearance 4.7 in.

Wheelbase 56.3 in.

Seat Height 30.7 in.

Engine Four-stroke, DOHC, inline four, 16 valves, Electric Start, Liquid Cooled

Displacement 599cc

Bore x Stroke 64.0 x 46.6mm

Compression Ratio 12:1

Fuel System Keihin CVKD36 x 4

Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal.

Ignition Digital

Transmission Six-speed

Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic discs
Rear: Disc

Tires Front: 120/60 x ZR17 tubeless radial
Rear: 160/60 x ZR17 tubeless radial

Frame Aluminum perimeter design

Suspension Front: 41mm hydraulic fork with preload and four-way rebound damping adjustment; 4.7 in. travel
Rear: UNI-TRAK® with threaded preload adjustment and three-way rebound damping; 5.1 in. travel

Colors Metallic Ruby Red

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.


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