A lap of the Isle of Man aboard a 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R

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Here, a 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R completes a full, 36.6-mile lap of the Isle of Man TT course while you watch from the rider’s perspective. To think this kind of performance is available straight out of a showroom for just $11,700 is a little mind numbing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.joshua.silverman Daniel Silverman

    Riding the Isle of Man TT is on the bucket list.

    • nightscout13

      Can anyone enter? or do you need a resume first

      • http://www.facebook.com/goddi1129 John Goddard

        They open up the course after the races to the public.

    • Kyle Laudner

      I’d save it for last…

    • Blake Harrison

      It’s on my bucket list also. But so it base jumping. Haha. Hopefully I’ll get to both.

  • http://twitter.com/TheVeeTwin Damo Von Maciel

    My tots just shrank a little watching that.

  • http://twitter.com/Cranky_Hippo Bryan Burnett

    Wow, a friend of mine looked over my shoulder while i was watching and said “that has to be sped up” I replied “No.. No it is not.” Then his jaw commenced to hit floor. In the back of my mind i couldn’t help but wonder how the new 675R would do around the ole isle.

    • http://www.facebook.com/scottpargett Scott Pargett

      Wonderfully.

  • nightscout13

    After owning a 636 years ago, I realized that it’s a piece of crap. Only because there was no class for it in club racing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aaroncsberg Aaron Berg

      hahaha!

  • irikumi@hotmail.com

    I watched this video about a month ago, and showed it to a friend today… It is scary for us mortals to watch…

  • Hooligan

    You want to see the 1000cc bikes do it, especially if it is king of the TT John McGuiness riding it. That is scary.

  • http://metabomber.com/ Jesse

    I don’t think I unpuckered for that whole clip.

  • Bones Over Metal

    It’s almost false advertising, because they mention straight from the box you could do this!
    But if you look at the shadow it has no mirrors, what other mods have been done taking it further away from the one in the first picture.

    Plus you never actually see what bike it is doing the run so it could be an R6 for all we know.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Sweeney/501437288 Scott Sweeney

      Not sure if trolling or never been to a track day.

      • Bones Over Metal

        I’ll admit that I’ve not participated in a track day on a bike.
        But I’m assuming you’re referring to the taped-up glass, wired nuts and removing of mirrors.
        I was only stating that the first picture implies a street ready bike is capable of running the TT like the provided video. If they went the lengths of removing the mirrors perhaps they also ran different fuel or ignition mapping, tires and tuned suspension, to what end?

        Definitely not trying to take anything away from the amazing bike itself, just suggesting that we not blindly swallow the pill the large corporations feed us!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Sweeney/501437288 Scott Sweeney

          I’d go so far as to say your are more astute than the average person who is going to watch the nose cam video. I am making an assumption here, but I bet they are required to have the mirrors, blinkers, etc in advertisements containing actual photos of the motorcycle. I see what you mean though.

          • Bones Over Metal

            Mirrors or not, mad props to anyone with giant brass that rides any bike on that TT.

        • tbowdre

          In my experience most committed riders have modified at least their intake, remapped the ECM and installed an aftermarket exhaust. I would still consider a bike with these mods stock. Things like removing mirrors, adjusting your suspension, fitting new tires is simply preparing the bike for a ride. Be it a road trip, canyon day, track day or a lap around the isle of man circuit, whatever.

          I see no false advertising here…. at all

          Let The Good Times Roll

    • http://www.facebook.com/secondratemime James Colton

      I doubt the race organisers would have let them run with mirrors during an official session, it may have an enclosed belly pan too, but I don’t think they’re taking too many liberties.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.sciannameo Dan Sciannameo

    F@ck me!

  • gabe

    At the very least, I don’t think that bike is running showroom or street tires. During the TT the teams change the race tires after 1 or 2 laps. I wonder what street tire could stand up to that punishment. Also, the race bikes run softer springs, with “normal” rates described as being a handful. I would think this one is sprung softer too. I think the brakes would be up for the job though, stock.

    “straight out of the showroom” does sound nice though.

    • lordquas87

      They did a test on it.. Street tires vs track tires. It was only 1kmh diffrenc on the tt track…