By Wade Thiel
The Revised 2019 Model Gets New Aftermarket Equipment
For 2019, Kawasaki added some new tech, revised the styling, and upped the list of features on its mid-level bike, the ZX-6R. The 636cc machine is a bonafide killer in the middleweight segment. The 600cc market has been slashed considerably in the last few years. Kawasaki has managed to keep the ZX-6R relevant and even add new goodies.
The ZX-6 gets a revised engine for emissions purposes (power is not affected), updated gearing that favors the low-end of the powerband, standard KQS clutch-less quickshifter, and a whole new look.
The changes to the ZX-6R don’t end with what the bike comes with from the factory. The aftermarket companies are keeping pace, too. Yoshimura decided to make an exhaust for the 2019 ZX-6R, due to the fact that Kawasaki updated it.
New ZX-6R, New Yoshimura Exhaust
Yoshimura calls its new exhaust for the 2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R the Alpha T 3/4 system. The company says this system provides more performance than a typical slip-on—torque up by 4.7 percent and horsepower up by 2.2 percent. The exhaust will eliminate 11 pounds from the bike, too. If you weren’t interested in replacing your brand new ZX-6R’s exhaust those are some pretty good reasons to do so.
Additionally, Yoshimura came out with a special fender eliminator kit for the 2019 ZX-6R. The kit is complete with a DOT-compliant LED lighting system for the license plate. The laser-cut, stainless steel bracket offers an attractive look. It will fit under the tail of the bike easily, getting rid of the rather unsightly rear fender.
If you want to get Kawasaki’s revised ZX-6R in 2019, the fender eliminator and the exhaust system from Yoshimura can give your new bike something special.