The ZZR600 sets the standard for practical middleweight performance while offering class-leading comfort and cutting edge style. Well on its way to legend status, this modern sportbike has earned a healthy respect from the motorcycling public and finicky motojournalists alike, thanks to its excellent overall balance and scintillating performance.

  • 2007 Kawasaki ZZR600
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    599 L
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The ZZR600 is powered by a 599cc, liquid-cooled, inline, four-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. Kawasaki’s Twin Ram Air Induction system, which features a leading-edge air scoop at the front of the bike’s fairing, forces cool air into the ZZR600’s airbox and then onto its four 36mm carburetors. The carburetors also feature the Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC), which monitors the throttle position and adjusts ignition timing for the engine’s four spark-plug mounted ignition coils, maximizing the ZZR’s performance at every rpm.

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The high-tech engine is matched to a close-ratio six-speed transmission, providing the ZZR600 rider with the best gear for any riding situation, whether it’s freeway droning or handling some back road twisties.

A lightweight aluminum perimeter frame provides the backbone of the ZZR600’s chassis, while suspension duties are handled by a fully adjustable 46mm cartridge-type front fork and fully adjustable UNI-TRAK® rear suspension.

Stopping power is provided by six-piston calipers gripping dual 300mm semi-floating front disc brakes, matched by a 220mm rear disc brake.

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The ZZR600 is shod with high-performance radial tires mounted on 17-inch aluminum wheels. The 120/65ZR17 front and 180/55ZR17 rear tires provide maximum traction and help provide a smooth ride over bumpy surface streets and freeway expansion joints.

The simple, sleek lines of the ZZR600’s aerodynamic bodywork are distinctly Kawasaki in appearance, striking an elegant-but-athletic balance with its aluminum frame, angled front fairing, performance-enhancing air scoop and three-spoke wheels.

Plus, the ZZR600 makes long-distance rides a pleasure with a stepped flat seat, bars that are easy to reach and wide mirrors that provide an exceptional view.

The instrument cluster for the ZZR600 is entirely electronic and includes a speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature gauge, odometer, trip meter and – one of the most desirable of features – a digital clock.


599cc Four-Cylinder DOHC Engine

  • To decrease engine weight and improve heat transfer, the cylinders have linerless, electroplated aluminum bores
  • The combustion chamber uses a pentroof/semi-hemi design with a higher compression ratio for more low-end torque and more power throughout the rev range
  • The alternator, sump, cylinder head, clutch, and cam chain covers are magnesium to cut weight

Liquid Cooling

  • The automatic fan is on the left side of the curved aluminum radiator to save space
  • Includes an LCD temperature gauge
  • A liquid-cooled oil cooler helps keep the oil cool

Twin Ram Air Induction

  • Large ducts for more air pressure, which increases high speed power
  • The extended opening increases pressure in the system for excellent volumetric efficiency

Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC)

  • K-TRIC monitors throttle position and engine rpm, and controls ignition advance for the best power, fuel economy and detonation resistance

Transistor Controlled Breakerless Ignition with Digital Advance

  • A 16-bit central processing unit responds more quickly to engine needs
  • Never needs adjustment
  • The rotor has 12 projections to update the processor often

Spark Plug-Mounted Ignition Coils

  • Four small ignition coils are in the spark plug caps to reduce overall weight, take up less room, and provide strong, consistent spark


  • To meet emissions limits and make even more power at the same time, all models have a pre-catalyzer in the pipe leading to the muffler
  • California models also have a catalyzer in the muffler

Fully Adjustable 46mm Cartridge Front Fork

  • Large 46mm fork tubes are extra rigid to improve handling performance on the street

Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension

  • Extruded aluminum swingarm is lightweight and rigid
  • Linkage ratios offer smooth and linear suspension response
  • Upper shock mount is threaded for ride height adjustment

Dual Semi-Floating Front Disc Brakes

  • The six-piston opposed front brake calipers have differential size pistons and aggressive pad material for excellent feel and bite
  • 300mm discus are 5mm thick to stand up to extreme use
  • 220mm Rear Disc Brake
  • Small overall diameter saves weight
  • Lightweight, single-piston caliper produces quick, sure stops

Lightweight Aluminum Perimeter Frame

  • Short wheelbase and steep head angle produce quick, responsive handling
  • Rigid design provides good handling and durability

Electronic Instrumentation

  • The speedometer includes a coolant temperature gauge, odometer, trip meter, and a clock
  • The tachometer incorporates a coolant warning light

Comfortable Riding Position

  • The handlebars are an easy reach, a nice flat seat gives comfort for long rides and wide mirrors reveal more than your shoulders
  • The fairing and windscreen offer an easy ride with great protection from the elements

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories

  • Available accessories include tank bra, locks, alarm and bike cover


  • Engine: Four-stroke DOHC inline four, 16 valves
  • Displacement: 599cc
  • Starting: Electric
  • Bore x stroke: 66.0 x 43.8mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.8:1
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Carburetion: (4) Mikuni BDSR 36R
  • Ignition: Digital
  • Transmission: Six speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Frame: Aluminum perimeter design
  • Rake / trail: 23.5 degrees / 3.7 in.
  • Front suspension / wheel travel: 46mm Cartridge Front Fork, fully adjustable / 4.7 in.
  • Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® rear linkage, 20-way compression and rebound damping, ride height adjustment / 5.3 in.
  • Front tire: 120/65ZR17
  • Rear tire: 180/55ZR17
  • Front brakes: 300mm dual hydraulic disc with six-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 220mm hydraulic disc
  • Overall length: 79.9 in.
  • Overall width: 28.7 in.
  • Overall height: 46.3 in.
  • Seat height: 32.3 in.
  • Ground clearance: 5.7 in.
  • Dry weight: 377 lbs. (49-state model), 381.5 lbs. (Calif. model)
  • Wheelbase: 55.1 in.
  • Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal.
  • Color choices: Ebony or Candy Fire Red
  • MSRP: $7,299
What do you think?
Show Comments


  (401) posted on 02.27.2011

Nice bike! and everything about this is awesome!I’m not a fan of decals and graphic kits, but nice ride though!

  (762) posted on 02.27.2011

I was thinking about lowering my ZZR..But don’t have any idea about the pros and cons in lowering my bike.

  (2) posted on 02.25.2011

My 07 ZZR600 will hit about 162 to 163 on the 5 mile of open highway available to me. It still has a lot of throttle left and a bit of a snap left if I roll it on at the speed mentioned above.
There is a 1000ft (approx.) on ramp to the interstate that probably has a 7 or 8 degree angle rise; my bike will easily hit 140mph at the top of the ramp and be at 155mph (slightly downhill) in maybe 500ft.
This is just about the best handling bike that I have had in years. It easily thrashes in the backroads and has great brakes and gear ratios for going crazy in the hills.
Watch the tires; they will wear quickly if you use them as they were intended, when they wear to rough along the outside edges dont use them for knee dragging, you will fall.
This is a quick and well balanced bike good for going to work or getting crazy on the backroads. Certainly this bike is no dissappointment...oh, and maintenace is simple & and my bike has never broke down (almost 4 years old).

  (1) posted on 09.4.2008

I have an 07 ZZR600 and cruised at 140 in 5th and hit around 165-170 in 6th. i can hit 120 ish in i believe 3rd.. u cant say that it will top out at 140. That is easy and mines stock to the bone. I love my ZZR. its my 1st bike and ill never get rid of her... well not anytime soon.

  (1) posted on 09.1.2008

so, yeah 10.2 in the quarter isn’t gonna happen on a stock zzr but they do run well for what you gotta pay for them!!! they are a great bike!!! anybody down to race me on my 2008 zx10r!!!it is a BAD MOTHER ER!!!! UN DOUBTEDLY BAD!!!

  (6023) posted on 04.1.2008

You know what for some reason i dont beileve that guy about his r6. maybe stock you you would beat him but mine ungoverened with an ecu power commander stayed with and actually a little ahead of a gsxr 1000 until 172.

  (6023) posted on 03.15.2008

I have a 2002 Yamaha R6, with gutted stock exhaust. my buddy has an 07 ZZR and got a lil y over it... i ate his lunch. 177... no way. He tops 163 (he says) and he exagerates. R6>ZZR600

  (6023) posted on 03.8.2008

140 is all you will get stock with a pipe ... u fools and gixxers are better thats why they can wheelie in third tee teteeeeeeeeeee

  (6023) posted on 02.26.2008

When factory riders do the testing of 1/4 mile times they burn out a clutch within 2 or 3 runs.
Full throttle launching will get a 10.2 second run but its not really a good idea if you intend on riding home.

  (1) posted on 09.7.2007

I bought my 07 zzr600 in May - I’ve made quite a few mods - took the passenger seat off and put on a cover, new can (Viper - 15 hp increase, new led signals front and rear - I didn’t like how far the stock struck out. And a few more little things - sliders, new mirrors etc. Even stock I could get this bike up to 250 Km/hr sorry canadian - i haven’t replaced the gauges since the mods but it wraps it around 280 like nothing. So much lighter than any bikes in the same class.

  (1) posted on 06.11.2007

I cannot speak for anyone else, but my 2007 Kawasaki ZZR600 will top 175 *STOCK*, I had this run tested by my brother in law, who is part of the State Patrol, on a private strip.It took a long time to get there but it did get there.It will run 140-145 all day long with no hesitation, and as for running one against a busa, put your busa next to me on the track, I can eat a R1,and other litre bikes all day long, its quick, it handles very well, and is a hell of a bike for the money. and bone stock will pull away from a stock R6 or CBR600rr, it has been proven.

  (2) posted on 05.12.2007

I have 2007 ZZr600 and 10.2 1/4 mile is not true on stock bike. With a few mods and a great rider it might be possible. A friend of mine has a 2006 ZZr600 (same Bike) and he runs 11.3 - 11.5 all day on his (pipe only mod.)


  (2) posted on 04.18.2007

Im still laughing at the 177 mph top speed claim. The 10.2 quarter mile time is literally a joke considering a zx900RR would have a hell of a time making those numbers at the track.
I watched a piped 2006 GSXR750 run a 10.767 and he had a hell of a time to get the bike to do that. His other times were HIGHER, and this guy knows the track and how to slip off the line.

  (2) posted on 04.18.2007

You guys are foolish if you believe a zzr6 will pull 10.2 second quarter mile time. IT WILL NOT! And IT WILL NOT DO 177 mph either. Where are these idiots getting this from? My 1996 rf600r will literally smoke a zzr6.
A zzr6 will do roughly a 11.7- 12.2 quarter mile time AND THIS IS WITH A RIDER WHO KNOWS WHAT THE HELL HE’S DOING and not with squids like you guys.
No way will it do a 10.2.
This post was a joke. Especially the guy who claimed 177mph on a zzr6. LMAO

B-Siggies writes : just bought the 2007 ZZR 600 last week. its amazing, i went straight to the highway and got it up to 177 mph. this thing will put a smile on your face right away man...i promise you that.

  (1) posted on 04.2.2007

Just the fact that you have a Busa and you’re acting like a y already?? Well, I’ll let you have 1 car lenght in your Busa VS my ZX14R. You probably don’t even have a Busa to begin with.

  (1) posted on 04.1.2007

The 05-07 ZZR 600 is virtually identical to the 00-02 ZX6R the last carbed Kawa 600. Those were good bikes so that makes the ZZR a hell of a bargain. I’ve got a 05 with a full Muzzy Ex. and jet kit and it will hang with the best of them. As far as the above comment the Busa any race anytime no sh?? Shirlock lets compare apples and coal. Oh lets get you in the curves and see who comes ahead......................

  (1) posted on 03.26.2007

I have a 2002 gsxr 750 and a 2006 huyabusa and i will smoke your zzr any day of the week in any kind of race!! I just rode a zzr that my friend has a little bit ago after reading your posts and it is weak...95 hp...come on!

wheat  (1) posted on 03.10.2007

i can’t get a weelie in third with a stock 2007 zzr 600 and my friend can on stock 600 gxsr why

wheat  (6023) posted on 12.4.2006

I think the ZZR600 is absolutley the best bike for the money. The quality that was put into the bike is perfect!

wheat  (6023) posted on 11.23.2006

I jetted my carbs and added a Yoshimura to my zzr600... Two days later a petite woman on a Huyabasa wanted to have a red light derby downtown! I kicked her until we got on the interstate...around 155mph she walked on me...i think my bike can kill any gsxr600/650 in the quarter!!!

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