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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-29-2000, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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My cousin is about to purchase a sport bike. I found a '93 Mint Condition Kawasaki Ninja ZX6D for him with under 5,000 miles. The owner wants $4000 for it and it is like brand new.

My question is: What is a ZX6D? What is it compared to a ZX6E? I need every detail you can come up with so I know what the difference is between that and the rest (ZX6r and so on...)

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A ZX6D is pretty much the same bike as the ZX6E. The only thing I can think of is that the ZX6E has ram-air and the D does not.

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Nick, i think that price is a bit high for a D model. You can find ZX7's for $4000. The E model is the souped up RAM air version of the D model, and the R model is the serious race 600 that was introduced in 1995. The D and E models were bigger, fatter and heavier than the R models, but are better suited for daily rides and road trips than the R model, which is a balls out racer bike.

If you can find an E model i would suggest going that route, or getting a bike like the FZR or a plain ZX7, much better value in the ZX7's



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Thanks for the help so far...! Does anyone have or know where I can get pics of these particular bikes in this particular year? If so, I'd appreciate the added help. I LOVE this site!!! You guys rule...!

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i could be wrong, but i'm 95% certain that the one hole under the headlight on the zx6d is for ram air (not just fresh air). the e model has two and it is ram air for sure. kawi's been doing ram air for a long time. the e model debuted in 93 or so and i think they had ram air 600's in 91 or 92, but my memory ain't so good.

the c model, which is also similair has no ram air.

there are difference between them, i don't recall them. like minor things. some power increases, i think the e model has better suspension pieces. i wanna cartidge forks on the e. but i'm no kawi expert.

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Felt like I was drowining in a bowl of alphabet soup...

I own one and I don't know the differences...All I know is I really like my 99' 6e...and yeah its a little more comfy than a 6R or an F4, but I think with the right rider it could hold its own....


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No ram on D model, im pretty sure they had a regular airbox. Its like the ZX11D and E. the 11D had no ram air at all. The 11E had the same system as the 6E for RAM air. pressurizing both the float bowls AND the airbox. The difference on the ZX11 was very noticable!

All the 6R's 7R's 9R's and 12R's have the same functionality in thier ram air. Although there are some differences in the route the air take to get to its destination.

The ZX6A,B and C models (ancient!!) were nothing at all like the D and E (and R) models. Im sure they didnt have any form of ram air either.

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I use to have a 93 ZX6D and it had no ram air
either way $4000 is alot for it. I paid $2200 two years ago for mine and it was in mint condition and it had 8000 miles on it.
If you plan to ride hard at all this bike isn't what you want. This was the first bike I ever rode and I outgrew it very quick. I would look for something better for $4000.

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