2004 Kawasaki 636 Ninja (Raphael)
Last updated Aug 21, 2010
This bike is perfect for motorcycle enthusiasts who want more torque for riding the twisty backroads or racing in modified 600cc sportbikes classes, and its extra displacement also gives it an edge over the competition for everyday, real world riding.
Now many has asked can you actually *feel* those extra 37cc but they actually do make for a bigger difference than you'd expect as the engine produces more midrange torque and the most horsepower compared to its displacement starved competition.
The 636 Ninja is powered by a liquid cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, 636cc, four-cylinder engine tuned for optimum performance, especially in the high rpm ranges. Digital fuel injection and large-bore 38mm throttle bodies with sub-throttle valves, plus a centrally located ram air duct system works in conjunction with a digital ignition system to deliver precise throttle response through the entire rpm range.
When first introduced in 2003, the 636 was instantly applauded for something heretofore missing among in-line, four-cylinder 600s-a midrange. Twist the throttle on your average 600 and nothing much happens until the tachometer winds its way above the 10,000 mark, but while the 636 doesn't offer the thundering, immediate shunt of a big twin-cylinder sportbike, it does have a surprisingly broad spread of power from as little as 6000 rpm. Rack that up to a vastly different set of specs, including lighter pistons that rev higher and offer more top end power, a redesigned cylinder head and racier cam profiles, you'll have a sportbike that will wheelie without too much right-wrist acrobatics and the bugger even sports a slipper clutch to eliminate rear-wheel hop when banging down several gears at once. The extra cubes also help the 636 cut a quick line in any stoplight Grand Prix as its rear tire will be biting for traction while your buddy on his traditional 600 is still waiting for the wick to light, not to mention how this thing loves being flung into corners more than anything this side of a roller derby princess ;) .
And the power is no joke. The 108 rear wheel horses can help you reach the far side of 160 mph and can catch the inexperienced off guard if they're not careful.
The 636 comes with a wonderful, buzzy roar from its airbox whenever the juice is let loose, and on top of that I have increased the quotient of spine chills with a carbon slip on exhaust pipe. Power Commander is also on my wish list, but we'll see what this year brings along.
Displacement: 636.00 ccm
Engine type: In-line four
Power: 125.00 HP (91.2 kW)
Max speed: 178 MPH (tested)
Torque: 67.00 Nm (6.8 kgf-m or 49.4 ft.lbs)
Performance: 0-60 MPH: 3.2
1/4 Mile ET: 10.965
1/4 Mile MPH: 125.500
1/8 Mile ET: 7.111
1/8 Mile MPH: 103.590
0-60 Foot ET: 1.823
lol, automatic air conditioning? stopwatch/laptimer
All the new mods, like the custom effect paint and SS carbon slip-on pipe can be seen on the bike, the engine is stock, at least for now.
But here's the list anyways:
- super sport carbon slip-on
- clear led tail light
- clear led flushmounts in front fairings
- Kawasakis own ducktail replacing the passengers pillion
- ZX-6R double bubble racing screen
- ZX-6R crashpads
- ZX-6R exhaust bracket replacing passengers foot pegs
- Z chainguard
- undertray with a license plate support and triangle led flushmounts
- racing foot pegs in front
- bar end weights (reduces the vibrations you feel in your hands while you ride, they say)
- ZX Racing grips
- and the most noticeable change; the custom chameleon/effect paint, which, by the way, had an interesting product description or whatever you'd like to call it. But anyways, I'll add it here :) ;
Daytona Beach, Florida, is the American paradise of motor-sports.
The first stock-car races were held on Daytonas sandy beaches.
They featured ordinary cars that had been tuned for the smuggling of alcohol during Prohibition; the ingenious moonlighters had tuned the engines so that they could out-run the police.
The Daytona tri-oval track, opened in 1959, is four kilometres long, has three steep bends and three straights. It was here that the slipstream effect was first discovered and utilized in racing.
The Daytona paradise special effect color pays homage to this
legendary race track. Its sparkle inspires through an impressive
display of colours. Depending on how the light is reflected, Daytona paradise "pitches" a fascinating range of blue and green shades:
intense petrol changing to bright emerald, then a shimmer of gold vanishing in a deep violet hue.
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