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this is just my opinion, but i dont think the 636 engine will be gone from the lineup for long. as emissions standards in this country get more and more strict every year, i would imagine that carbureted bikes will be phased out. i wouldnt be surprised if kawi releases a 636 based bike to replace the zzr 600 ( really just the 00-02 zx6r)
 

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The 636 is a zzr600 (J model zx6r) based...the engine block goes back to 1995....the 2007 is all new. The ZZR600 will only go FI if EPA or laging sales to the F4i forces Kawi's hand.

The 636 was kawi's way out to drop the aging and forgotten zx7, yet compete in the 750 supersport class. They proved they could do it with a 600...they just needed a little more...this way they could do it with a common bike, less developement dollars etc...and the 636 kicks butt on the street against other 600's....it was a good plan, then the AMA changed the class structure....

With the zx8 on the horizon, I think the 636 is done.
 
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