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“what a blast”

Written on: 28/03/2014

i bought my ZZR600 about three weeks ago,im a big man 170kls and road it 13 hours back home from ballina nsw.i couldn,t get any gear to fit me as im a big fella,it raind most of the time traveling back home and the bike handled unreal,doing 110klm on the free way and 100 on the old high way with rain and wind it just sat there and didn,t budge a bit,infact it could have gone even quicker as it was so stable. the only thing that was not good was the soft back shocky i had it adjusted before i… Read Full Review

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“Kawasaki ZZR600 ”

Written on: 08/01/2014

Overview: I bought my 1996 ZZR on a whim and after watching clips of their acceleration on YouTube. The intention was to use her as a cheap, fast winter hack. Whilst she did fill this role (well, until she broke) I find the ratings given by a lot of riders hard to justify. Here's what I found out the hard way. Engine: The engine is the best part of the bike. It's rough as a fragged sewing machine at idle - coming from Yamahas and Hondas I felt a huge difference in the vibes and general… Read Full Review

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“2004 or 2006 ZZR600”

Written on: 16/12/2013

Hello, I want a short $ rice rocket. I ride an HD streetglide. I found an 04 and 06 low miles and cheap cheap....im late 40's it felt good sitting but its New England in Dec I cant take it for a rip...any tips ??? Thx… Read Full Review

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“solid all rounder”

Written on: 01/08/2013 by kwaka600 (1 review written)

low slung cumphy seat, easy on longer rides, loads of usable power 100 horses, bit heavy in the front, solid good stoping front brakes back not much to say,good on the hills, stable on the sweepers,quite fast for an old girl easy to keep looking great and parts avalable,good on gas,great comuter,it goes easy on the tyres & chains as well,pricing will hold its value, over all great all rounder… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Very good first bike”

Written on: 29/03/2013

All the power u need very good bike hi can't fault it apart its a bit on heaver side… Read Full Review

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“1994 ZZR600, 60K and going strong, Awesome Bike”

Written on: 16/12/2012 by Jimzzr (1 review written)

I love this bike, apart from a regulator/rectifier it has not let me down once, I use it every single day in all weathers. The bike has done 63000 Miles! and runs as good as new. I recently replaced the Micron 4 -1 exhaust (fitted by previous owner) with a stock as I had enough of the noise and the difference was amazing, smoother, more power through the range and a better idle. Keep them as stock and show a bit of TLC and they will go on forever. The gearboxes can be a bit clunky, I find that… Read Full Review

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“E10 ZZR600”

Written on: 02/10/2012

I'd had a 600 Bandit for two years and was happy with it, commuting, some touring and running around. Fancied something with a full fairing and saw the ZZR locally so chopped the Bandit in against it. Had the ZZR for two years now. It's been totally reliable, economical and cheap to run and I still look forward to riding it. It's got a great engine which thrives on revs, but can potter about town at less than 2000rpm. Give it a fistfull and it leaves most things at the lights. Take it easy as I… Read Full Review

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“Had a 1995 ZZR600 as my first bike. Performance-wise,...”

Written on: 16/01/2011 by Desoz (5 reviews written)

Had a 1995 ZZR600 as my first bike. Performance-wise, it was good for a 600 and more than enough for a new rider. Handling was OK too, as was comfort. On paper, it's a decent all-rounder.

Where the ZZR suffers is build quality. I bought it with only 12,000 miles on the clock and the exhaust headers had already rotted through. Paint on the engine cases was bubbling up too.

I used the bike all year, and the first winter really showed it's limitations. Halfway through winter, the brake… Read Full Review

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Bikerdon57's Response to Desoz's Review

Written on: 30/04/2013

lol like all bikes and cars you have to maintain them you have to check brakes clean them and grease them then you would not had a problem

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★★★★★

“The ZZR600 is a great all rounder. I use mine for...”

Written on: 20/04/2010

The ZZR600 is a great all rounder. I use mine for touring, short blasts and even commuting. Easy to ride, with a great engine with more than enough power with good fuel economy. Handling will easily cope with anything the average rider can throw at the ZZR. The only issue with mine, is a less than smooth gear change into second gear, but this has never resulted in any problems. With the bike being classed as mid-size, insurance is very resonable, as is the cost of tyres. Kawasaki has produced… Read Full Review

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“my 1990 h-reg zzr600 purchased from ebay for £10.50,...”

Written on: 19/02/2010 by dazzy b (1 review written)

my 1990 h-reg zzr600 purchased from ebay for £10.50, it was all in pieces and took just over 3 months to build useing donor parts from other makes of bikes.zx636 headers, zxr7 callipers, zx6r linkpipe n can, zxr400 rear shock, honda front fender.. streetfightered and on the road for the grand total of nil.. performance is excellent , stopping is great, handles as well as a modern sports bike,and is just as fast or is that just cos i'm a lunatic. looks a bit messy paint wise but not had chance… Read Full Review

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“My ZZR 600 is the second ZZR 600 I have bought, the...”

Written on: 29/08/2009 by halboy10 (9 reviews written)

My ZZR 600 is the second ZZR 600 I have bought, the first one was in 1995. Why would I buy this bike? Well its not a pure sports Kawasaki as I intend using it alot, not just to thrash it on a weekend. But saying that, when Sunday comes round and you want some fun its also MORE than a commuter!
Below 6-7000 revs its a mild mannered plodder with great MPG. But when wring the throttle over 7K it breaks through its power band takes off like rocket!!
Draw backs, I would say it would be better with… Read Full Review

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“Only owned the bike for 6 days now but can't stop...”

Written on: 01/07/2010

Only owned the bike for 6 days now but can't stop using it - maybe also something to do with the nice weather, though? Joking aside, I'm really impressed with the bike and I've owned a lot of bikes in my time. I appreciate that it's still early days to give such a high score to my bike but, having owned GPZ 600Rs, a 750 turbo, 2 900Rs, CBR 1000, ZX 750...etc, etc, I wanted a good mid-sized for regular commuting/fun and pondered between the ZZR600, CBR 600 and VFR750/800. All highly-rated… Read Full Review

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“I HAVE HAD MY ZZR600 FOR 3 YEARS NOW AND CANNOT FAULT...”

Written on: 11/11/2009

I HAVE HAD MY ZZR600 FOR 3 YEARS NOW AND CANNOT FAULT IT. GREAT IN ALL WEATHER. A RELIABLE VERY ECONOMICAL BIKE 45MPG EVEN WHEN RIDING AT HIGH SPEEDS. THE POWER FROM THR ENGINE IS GREAT AND VERY STRONG IN ALL GEARS. ACCELERATION IS GOOD, MY WORK COLLEAGUES RIDE HONDA FIRBLADE'S AND BLACK BIRDS AND HAVE ASKED ME A FEW TIMES THE SIZE OF MY BIKE, BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY IMPRESSED WITH ITS ACCELERATION AND TOP SPEED, CUS I'M ALWAYS WINNINGAT THE LIGHTS0 OR OVERTAKING.
GO OUT AND BUY ONE ITS A WOLF IN… Read Full Review

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“This Kawasaki ZZR 600 bike was bought from E-bay to...”

Written on: 27/07/2009 by Hazelshooting (1 review written)

This Kawasaki ZZR 600 bike was bought from E-bay to sell on as I already owned a 1997 ZZR1100 after riding the little ZZR600 I found that its capability in the real world fitted my expectations perfectly being lighter and more flickable and having very low mileage to boot I had a change of plan and sold the ZZR1100 since then I have not regretted it and could advise others on its real world strengths… Read Full Review

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“hi i have got a Kawasaki ZZR 600 it is a import . i...”

Written on: 29/05/2009 by jason37 (1 review written)

hi i have got a Kawasaki ZZR 600 it is a import . i have had alot of bikes but the zzr is the best bike i have had . it is nearly 20 years old and still looks good… Read Full Review

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“I have a blue Kawasaki 2003 ZZR600 and I have done...”

Written on: 08/05/2009 by nookiebear (1 review written)

I have a blue Kawasaki 2003 ZZR600 and I have done 39000 miles on it without a problem. I have put a HAGON rear shock on to stiffen the rear and highly recommend people do this to theirs. I have also fitted stainless steel braided hoses all round and these improve the braking considerably, also fitted a full stainless system (downpipes aswell) and now know i will not have to worry about rot, and fitted full givi panniers and top box. I also use Bridgestone BT021 tyres front and rear and get 6k… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to nookiebear's Review

Written on: 11/03/2012

Comments help me as goes deciding on buying a zz600, states what I can expect from everyday riding and how to improve, good job. Thanks

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“I have had my Kawasaki ZZR 600 for 4yrs.....never let...”

Written on: 30/03/2009 by astanyer (1 review written)

I have had my Kawasaki ZZR 600 for 4yrs.....never let me down...come rain or shine......the bike was rego in dec 1997......12yrs old now.....got 88500klms on the clocks......the engine is solid....no probs with brakes, forks,rear shock....had new chain 4 yrs ago and still looks good....had new frt & rear disc's in 2008......and other than new tyres every 20mths....mich pilot....very good/hard wearing tyres thats about it....oh and regarding oil.....I use silkolene fully sinthetic......made in… Read Full Review

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“What a fanstastic 1st bike the Kawasaki ZZR 600 is,...”

Written on: 10/03/2009 by colin9 (1 review written)

What a fanstastic 1st bike the Kawasaki ZZR 600 is, had my bike some 9 months, as a pretty short bloke the biggest problem was how tall most other 600s are. This bikes you can sit write down in the seat, great for us short blokes… Read Full Review

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“With my Kawasaki ZZR 600 1990 I will say I will keep...”

Written on: 02/03/2009 by crowgen (1 review written)

With my Kawasaki ZZR 600 1990 I will say I will keep this bike even if I buy a bigger one due to its fun aspect to it. I just past my test about 4 months now and even in that short time I have really grown into the zzr mine is a old dear 1990 one of the first. I have had work done on it and I can tell ya she will keep with the new bike np the pick up speed is out of this world I would recommend the bike for all style driving from speed to comfort. Heavy bike but not really a bad point due to… Read Full Review

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“This is the best bike I have ever owned. I put over...”

Written on: 15/11/2008 by Bill Jones (1 review written)

This is the best bike I have ever owned. I put over 21,000 miles on in the last three yeas and no problems. The little 600cc ZZR has been mistaken many times for a much larger bike after running down or out running bikes with large engines. The seat and riding position are great for long trips. I have done 400 miles in one ride and not felt worn down like my friends who were riding similar types of bikes. I ride as many demo rides as possible during bike week every year and I have yet to find a… Read Full Review

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Hazelshooting's Response to Bill Jones's Review

Written on: 18/04/2010

I found this review very helpful because... it confirms my experience with the ZZR600

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