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Old 12-09-2012, 05:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That's incorrect. The rear shock is 25mm longer so the seat height on the 2013 is higher.
You assume the frame and swingarm mount points are the same if you're going off shock length.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You assume the frame and swingarm mount points are the same if you're going off shock length.
I'm not assuming anything. The 2012 has a seat height of 32.1 inches and the 2013 has a seat height of 32.7 inches.

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Also, the frame and swingarm are mostly unchanged.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Maybe I should clarify my own post at least. The relationship between the handlebar/seat/footpegs triangle is the same.

So shock is longer, seat is narrower? That I have yet to notice.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I sat on the 2013 at the NY International Motorcycle Show this past weekend. I'm 5'7" if I eat my Wheaties and don't like tiptoeing. The 09-12 feels a bit too tall to me. I was not unduly put out by the 13, so I'd guess the seat is in fact narrower.

I don't need to flatfoot a bike to be comfortable, but getting one foot down with the ball of the other one on the ground is about as far as I want to go when I've got $12000 worth of motorcycle that might get dropped under me. The real world has sand and gravel on the roads and if you've ever slipped on some trying to support a bike you know what a PITA it can be.

The 636 lets me do this. I couldn't quite get there with the older bike. The GSXR, on the other hand, fits me like a glove... if I fully stretch my legs out I can get both heels down. Thing is, GSXRs are just so... squidly. (j/k... they're fine bikes)
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Hello All,

I had the chance to ride the new ZX636R by myself lol. So I really "rode" it my first impression was this thing feels very light between the legs. Im going to go over some key points and maybe this will help some.

Engine"

Return of the king the 636cc lump is back I had a original in 03. But this engine is better in everyway. It has very linear power and a great surge up top. Unlike alot of other 600s you wont find yourself downshifting to pass. Just roll on and go. If you followed my 07 ZX6RR build that bike was pretty fast for a 600. This thing has more power and torque everywhere.

Very impressed with the motor.
Ps the induction noise sounds like bats trying to escape hell!!



Chassis :

Very neutral all inputs were carried out with extreme precision. Mid corner corrections didnt upset the chassis as they did on older models. Very planted and thats with no standard steering damper.




Braking:

Holy mother of all things holy. These were as good as my setup on my project ZX6RR that had the following (Brembo calipers SS lines Brembo MS Braketech rotors). Ive never felt stock brakes that were this powerful with the stock rubber lines. This was almost the most impressive part on the bike.

I felt like I could possibly out brake Rossi after the Mugello strait.




Styling:

I like it looks great!!

Misc:

Didnt really know where this falls but this ramp style Clutch assist Kawasaki assited clutch ramp style bla bla bla. Works awesome this was so cool I couldnt believe it. The pull is so light it was crazy. This could cut down on fatigue in stop and go traffic a ton. I wish my ZX10R had it.


All and all I love the bike and the direction they went with it. This will be a formidable street and track weapon out the box.

Team Green FTW!!
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Default 2013 ZX6R 636 Recent Personal Reviews.

Ok I have to go buy one now. I've been on the fence on this one. Was going to wait to see what the new 600 would be like next year, but will probably end up buying this in the meanyimd


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Have you taken delivery of it yet? It really is an amazing machine.
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Is there a difference between the 2013's induction noise and previous generations of 636's?
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I'm not assuming anything. The 2012 has a seat height of 32.1 inches and the 2013 has a seat height of 32.7 inches.

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Also, the frame and swingarm are mostly unchanged.
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