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Kawasaki ZZR 600

Overall Rating

4.3 / 5
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Driver Rating - 33 Reviews

Value for money
4.7 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Brakes Handling
4.3 / 5
Engine
4.4 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5

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Why choose the Kawasaki ZZR 600?

You don’t last 17 years on the market unless you’re a good bike and the ZZR 600 falls into that category.

But despite so long in production, the ZZR 600 remains one of the most underrated bikes ever built.

It’s rapid, looks good and is as reliable as any other bike from the 90s and, as you can see from our owner reviews, anyone who’s ridden one is a bit besotted.

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Thomas
Overall rating
5/5
Kawasaki ZZR 600

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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4 years ago
Sam
Overall rating
4/5
Kawasaki ZZR 600
With a bit of research you can easily find the weaknesses of a ZZR600. They are a touch old and, if like mine, at 20 years old the stock rear shock will be tired. I... With a bit of research you can easily find the weaknesses of a ZZR600. They are a touch old and, if like mine, at 20 years old the stock rear shock will be tired. I replaced mine with a Hagon shock which stiffened the bike back up for a much better feel and improved handling. The stock calipers require frequent maintenance to keep the pistons free and moving but you can change these for nissin calipers from Honda Fireblades, CBR600RRs and such.

I've had the bike for coming on 4 years and the only "problems" I've had with the bike have been self inflicted, stripping the sump plug for example. Change the oil regularly and give the fluids a good refresh and I can't see what could go wrong.

It's heavy and low when pushing the bike around but once you're on the move, the weight disappears and it is firmly planted.

I wouldn't want to pay more than £1000 unless it had brake and suspension upgrades and had evidence of frequent maintenance (oil changes etc.)

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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4 years ago
Andrew
Overall rating
5/5
Kawasaki ZZR 600
Back in the seat after 25 years and glad I opted for this bike. It's easy to handle, reliable and loons good. :) Back in the seat after 25 years and glad I opted for this bike. It's easy to handle, reliable and loons good. :)

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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4 years ago
Brian
Overall rating
4/5
Kawasaki ZZR 600
Lovely bike for a short legged born again biker.can bee ridden by an old lady ,but get 9,000 revs on and it rips your head off Lovely bike for a short legged born again biker.can bee ridden by an old lady ,but get 9,000 revs on and it rips your head off

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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4 years ago
Robert
Overall rating
5/5
Kawasaki ZZR 600
I have had my bike for over 5 years and completed approx 9500 miles. I have travelled to and fro from the UK to Germany by the rhine approx a 550 mile single journey. I... I have had my bike for over 5 years and completed approx 9500 miles. I have travelled to and fro from the UK to Germany by the rhine approx a 550 mile single journey. I have enjoyed my rides and obviously if I ride until the fuel tank is in red good speeds about 180 miles to refill which is an enjoyable journey and fun speeds approx 120 mile to refill which can be a little stiff on the old joints but not an unfullfilling journey. I have the bike serviced when needed which is when the tyres wear out and I hear it is tired. The bike is very reliable and it does what I need it to do it is a good two up bike for any couples and I would always recommend it to any biker who wants to take the other half and has already done the speeder younger mode. Great fun for for two!!

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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4 years ago
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