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I think you may need to check the paperwork. In the US the 600 Ninja did not come out until 1986. The 900 came out in 1985. I had a chance to test ride the new 600's before they came out at Road Atlanta. That was either late in 1985 or early in 1986. Good bike.
 

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Nope your wrong. The 600 Ninja came out in 1985. I know because my friend bought his in April 10 days before I bought my 900 Ninja. The 85's were red black and silver and I belive the 86's were red white and blue..
 

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85-87 Ninja 600R specs

Engine horsepower: 76
Rear wheel horsepower: 63

Quarter mile times were typically in the 11.9-12.2 sec. range.
(although Jay Gleason once posted an 11.82 sec time)

Top speeds recorded were in the 130-135mph range.

And yes, the 600R appeared in the US in 1985.

Colors:

85: Black, Red, Silver combination
86: 2 combinations offered: Blue/Red/White, or White/Red
87: Red/Gray/White or the Limited Edition 600RX which was
primarily Gray with a bit of gold/red striping.
 

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ZXrider is correct...

The 600cc version of the Ninja came out in 1985. I bought one last year to learn to ride on...it has since been sold to a mechanic who is babying it like there is no tomorrow...it's good to see it in really REALLY good hands...

I think that all the paperwork that I got for mine (factory service manual and such) listed it as having a claimed engine HP of 68, with a wheel HP rating of about 61...however, the quater mile times listed are dead on...high 11s to low 12s...
 
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