The Specifications of the 2001 Kawasaki ZX6R Model

The ZX-6R is a bike in Kawasaki's Ninja line of motorized sport bikes. As the website Total Motorcycle notes, when Kawasaki released the 2001 model of the ZX-6R, the media gave it rave reviews. The magazine Cycle World even named it the top "Middleweight Streetbike" in its annual feature on the best 10 motorbikes on the market. If you are thinking of purchasing a 2001 ZX-6R, or have one already, familiarizing yourself with its specifications can be helpful.


According to the motorcycle website Bikez, at the core of the 2001 Kawasaki ZX-6R is a 111-horsepower engine, which is capable of 12,500 rpm. The engine is a four-stroke, which means you can fuel it with straight gasoline, and not a mix of gasoline and oil like in a two-stroke motor.

Engine Displacement

Engine displacement is an indicator of power, and refers to the total volume the pistons of an engine occupy after firing. The 2001 ZX-6R's engine has a displacement of 599 cubic centimeters (cc), which translates to 36.5 cubic inches.


As Bikez notes, the 2001 ZX-6R can generate a maximum of 48.7 ft.-lb. of torque. Torque refers to the amount of rotational effort or twisting force the engine is able to exert on the crankshaft.

Bore and Stroke

The 2001 ZX-6R has a bore of 66.0 mm, or 2.6 inches, and a stroke of 43.8 mm, or 1.7 inches. While bore refers to the diameter of a cylinder, stroke refers to the distance a piston travels when firing.

Top Speed

According to Bikez, the 2001 ZX-6R can reach a top speed of 160.3 mph.


The 2001 ZX-6R has a six-gear transmission, meaning you can operate the motorcycle at six different speed settings.


While the front brakes of the 2001 ZX-6R are dual disc and have a diameter of 11.8 inches, the rear brakes are single disc with a diameter of 8.7 inches.

Suspension Travel

Suspension travel refers to the maximum amount of distance the springs or shocks at the front and rear axles of the bike are able to move or give. According to Bikez, the 2001 ZX-6R has a front suspension travel of 4.7 inches and a rear suspension travel of 5.3 inches.

Fuel Capacity

The capacity of the 2001 ZX-6R'S fuel storage tank is 4.76 gallons or 18 liters.


According to Total Motorcycle, Kawasaki produced the 2001 ZX-6R in four different colors: pearl purplish back mica, pearl chrome yellow, lime green and candy lightning blue.


Without a mounted rider, the 2001 ZX-6R weights 377 lb.