Kawasaki has a long-standing tradition of making the most powerful sport bikes on the planet. This legend spans from way back in 1980 with the 11.17 second Z1R to the first ever 10 second production bike in the 1984 GPZ Turbo. In 1990 Kawasaki introduced the first ever ram air device on the awesome 176mph ZX11. So it was of little surprise that when the ZX6-R was first introduced, it had the power advantage over its classmates. Having owned and raced a '95 6R, I can attest to the bikes power.