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Ninja® ZX™-6R Wins ‘Best Middleweight’ in Cycle World’s 2010 Ten Best Issue
For the second year running, Cycle World magazine has awarded the Ninja® ZX™-6R with ‘Best Middleweight’ honors in its annual Ten Best issue. An ideal blend of middleweight handling, big power and a touch of practicality helped the ZX-6R retain its crown. Here’s what the experts at Cycle World had to say about the 2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.

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ZX-6R Named Best Middleweight Streetbike in CycleWorld's Ten Best of 2010
The fact remains there has never been a more performance-capable selection of middleweight offerings as witnessed the past two model years, and the ZX-6R remains the cream of the crop, winning for the second year running.

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2009 Ninja ZX-6R Featured in CycleWorld
Kawasaki is a proud company with a rich performance heritage. Whenever the green machines fall behind the curve in a sportbike category, you could safely bet the farm that the drought will soon pass. As predicted, the heavens have opened up and delivered the new-for-2009 ZX-6R Ninja, putting Kawasaki back in the 600 supers- port limelight.

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ER-6n, Concours 14, Ninja ZX-6R and KLX250SF Earn MOTY Honors from Motorcyclist Magazine
Best Sportbike: Ninja ZX-6R / Best Touring Bike: Concours 14 / Best Bang For The Buck: ER-6n / Bang For The Buck Runner-Up: KLX250SF.
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Ninja ZX-6R Wins "Best Middleweight" in Cycle World's 10 Best Issue
Cycle World magazine, one of the largest and most-respected motorcycle publications in America just gave the Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-6R the "Best Middleweight" award in its annual Ten Best Bikes issue. This award is a testament to the potency of this all-new sportbike.

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Ninja ZX-6R Wins Motorcyclist Magazine's 2009 "Best Sportbike" Award
A massive increase in power, dramatic weight reduction and a surprisingly low price, helped the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-6R earn Motorcyclist magazine’s "Best Sportbike" award in their annual Motorcycle of the Year (MOTY) issue.

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Ninja ZX-6R Wins Motorcycle.Com's 2009 "Best Sportbike" Award
For 2009, Motorcycle.Com awarded the Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-6R with "Best Sportbike" honors, thanks to its winning combination of class leading power, track ready handling and practical street riding comfort. However, it wasn’t exactly a controversial decision; since the ZX-6R also won their "Supersport Street" and "Supersport Track" tests, earlier in 2009.

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2009 Ninja ZX-6R Wins Cycle World Magazine Comparo
Cycle World magazine pitted the all-new 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, against their reigning middleweight champion, Honda’s CBR600RR, in a head-to-head test to determine the best middleweight sportbike of 2009. After evaluating the machines, Cycle World declared the ’09 Ninja ZX-6R to be the winner.

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2009 Ninja ZX-6R Wins Sport Rider’s 2009 Middleweight Smackdown
Usually the track portion of the comparison is a lot closer subjectively, but the new ZX-6R blew everyone out of the water this time.

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Roadracing World 2009 600cc Sportbike Shootout: The 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Wins
The increase in engine performance combined with a serious reduction in weight completely transformed the ZX-6R into something our experienced testers hardly recognized.

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2009 Ninja® ZX-6R Wins Motorcycle-USA.com’s 2009 Supersport Shootout VII
There it is ladies and gentleman, the numbers are in and for the first time in two years a new Supersport Champion has emerged. Game, set, match - Kawasaki’s all-new ZX-6R is the new Supersport Shootout King.

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2009 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX-6R Wins Roadracing World 2009 600cc Sportbike Shootout
All of this resulted in the Kawasaki ZX-6R winning or tying for first place in 12 of our 16 judging categories, scoring 161.11 out of a possible 164 points and running away with the victory in our 2009 600cc Sportbike Shootout.

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2009 Ninja® ZX-6R Reinforces Its Class Domination With a Win in Motorcycle.com’s Supersport Racetrack Shootout
At the end of this real-world exercise we rested confidently in our choice of the all-new 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R as the new King of Supersport.

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2009 Ninja® ZX™-6R Wins Motorcycle.com Supersport Street Shootout
Kawasaki made several modifications to the engine in this updated Ninja, and they’ve paid off in a big way.

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Rider Magazine Review: 2009 Ninja® ZX™-6R
And that’s a beautiful thing: riding a motorcycle that is so well designed that it motivates you to test your limits. Brake later, turn in quicker, accelerate harder. The Ninja became my master, and I its pupil.
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Motorcycle.com Magazine Review: 2009 Ninja ZX-6R
Check out this great online review at Motorcycle.com.
Motorcycle-USA.com Magazine Review: 2009 Ninja ZX-6R
Check out this great online review at Motorcycle-USA.com.
Motorcycle Consumer News First Ride: 2009 Ninja ZX-6R
Clearly, the new ZX-6R will be a much more competitive race bike, but that its new changes do equally as much to inspire greater rider confidence makes it a vastly better street ride, too.

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Cycle News Magazine Review: 2009 Ninja® ZX-6R
Where the Ninja shines is when you’re flicking it back and forth from left to right and vice versa. The reduced weight of the bike and the control the BPF fork provides makes throwing it around a simple pleasure. And it’s got plenty of power.

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Sport Rider Magazine Review: 2009 Ninja® ZX-6R
Throttle response was excellent, with a crispness that never bordered on abrupt no matter what rpm we picked up the throttle at. Combine that newfound power with the near-23-pound weight drop and you have the makings of a serious contender for 600 class honors.
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Motorcyclist Magazine Review: 2009 Ninja® ZX-6R
On a technical track such as Autopolis, power is useless without a nimble, responsive chassis. The Ninja is as agile as its name implies.
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Cycle World Magazine Review: 2009 Ninja® ZX™-6R
As predicted, the heavens have opened up and delivered the new-for-2009 ZX-6R Ninja, putting Kawasaki back in the 600 supersport limelight.
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