Looks wise the 2002-2003 model pictured dosen't look out of place with the newer machines when parked on a Sunday morning at the cafe carpark with its pleasant paint scheme.
The Instruments are of the Analogue type, having a speedometer, rev counter and temperature gauge in a nicely layed out dash. On the speedo is an odometer and a trip gauge and the usual lights for indicators and neutral. The bars are positioned quite low and the pegs quite high giving an aggressive riders position but feels roomy. The seat is comfortable enough for touring and the rear seat can come off to allow access into a small storage space or be swapped for a seat cowl. There is room under the seat for the tool kit a chocolate bar to eat and a drink. There is twin headlights on the ZX636 that can be switched on or off.
As it has a 636cc engine you would not expect it to keep us with the 1000cc sports bikes on the track, but on the road it can hold its own, though you have to give it a lot more throttle and drop a gear more often than when on the bigger bikes.
|Rich after a long day in the saddle|