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Digital Subscriptions > Fast Bikes > Issue 323 February 2017 > RACE SPEC


Sorting a supersport bike out to within an inch of its life offers you the opportunity to experience a four stroke machine in its purest form. Once you’ve rebuilt it, that is…


If this race prepped Kawasaki ZX-6R looks familiar then it’s because it’s the one we’ve been following all year with ‘Dangerous’ Brod Wilson on board. He’s campaigned the nubile Ninja in various series within the No Limits race paddock this season and we thought it about time that we lifted the lid on how he’s got it to the pointy end of the results (when it’s not been barrel rolling through the kitty litter…). So what makes this bike so special?

Now, as you already know by now, the supersport class really is in trouble, with Yamaha being the only real offering on the table for a revamped race machine; the Kawasaki is now an illegal 636cc, Triumph is now a bit coy over whether the Daytona 675 is a current model or not, Honda has pulled production of the CBR600RR (in Europe, it’s still a current model in the States) and the Suzuki GSX-R600 isn’t quite on par with its rivals, meaning these bikes are going to be pretty special in ten years time. And thanks to a fairly dramatic off-track excursion at Silverstone earlier in the year, this is one of the newest examples going…

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