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Kawasaki ER-6n
Kawasaki ER-6n

2006 Kawasaki ER-6n: Ride

Antoni’s report on the intro follows. Be sure to see our reports on this new Kawasaki and here. Now, Antoni’s

On Kawasaki’s invitation, we arrived in to see and ride the recently announced — a bike designed by Kawasaki to to virtually every rider level, male and female.

the hotel in Salzburg, we see the somewhat ER-6n in the flesh for the first and it is pleasing to look at. It would be the morning before we could whether it was just as pleasing to

In the meantime, our gracious hosts us some of the sights of Salzburg, and made a presentation to us about new product, the ER-6n. After the Kawasaki representatives undoubtedly had about the weather, as it was expected to Fortunately, the following morning the sun and gave us a great day to ride the

What Kawasaki was after the ER-6n was the essence of riding A bike that would both pleasure and function to every skill level of In other words, a bike the experienced rider could and enjoy, but which could bring a new rider into the family of high performance

It should be noted that goal has been proven by a similarly-sized machine offered by (the SV650).

Kawasaki us that we would appreciate Essential Riding experience our test.

The all-new, 649cc was designed to work with a and nimble chassis (a claimed 382 dry) by offering smooth, and ample power controllable by a but offering performance to please an rider. The motor did not disappoint our testing. Indeed, it surprised us good power from rpm all the way through 10,500 rpm.

Given the twin-cylinder 649cc we did not expect this level of nor the amount of torque coupled a strong rush of power at rpm levels. Very impressive.

motor is entirely new. A twin featuring double cams, eight valves and fuel injection is said to 72 horsepower. A healthy figure for an of this displacement and configuration, but one we do not after testing the machine.

the generous power output, the was designed to meet strict III emissions standards.

This new is also small and light. it is smaller than the 500cc twin Kawasaki has used for both in Europe and in the United (featured in the Ninja 500 here in the States). This is not a “budget — it is a modern, high performance, injected design that is narrow (“shrink wrapped” a modern 600cc sport engine, for instance).

Kawasaki ER-6n

The transmission is also “stacked” some sport bikes, makes the engine shorter front-to-back, as well. The ER-6n is narrow when you sit on it. It reminded us of a

The physical design of the ER-6n us. Although the front of the bike may be controversial, we liked it, and the rest of the has a clean, minimalist look it. The wavy disc brakes a high-end, performance look, as

If looking at the ER-6n impressed us, it impressed us even more. The immediately instills confidence in the who feels totally in control and at one the machine. Handling and comfort was good given the simple (only the rear shock is for spring preload). The ER-6n road irregularities quite and maintains its line through corners.

Initiating turns requires effort.

Indeed, at first the appeared to turn in too quickly. sensation was undoubtedly a product of the low of gravity (the muffler is the frame, for instance), the light (as stated, 383 pounds dry), the and small crankshaft of the compact and the short wheelbase. After a while, this sensation was by a feeling of confidence and responsiveness made the ER-6n simply fun to — flickable, but stable.

The journalists riding the ER-6n so much we were really pushing through the twisty roads, and laughing in our helmets. The bike is capable in this environment, but it did the fact that the ER-6n not have the braking power of a sport bike. The brakes are adequate, and a hard core carver might need to up the brakes (such as with pads, brake lines,

The bottom line is that the astonished us. Expecting a simple, commuter, designed for the urban we encountered a bike that did we asked of it quite well, high-speed antics on the open No, the ER-6n does not offer the power of a modern 600cc bike, but the engine offers than adequate power for real world needs, and of power to have fun with.

bike really does the essence of motorcycle riding. function and fun in a package that beyond the expectations created by its price. The … bike of the ER-6n allow you to experience all of in comfort, as well. Let’s Kawasaki finds a way to bring bike to the United States.

Kawasaki ER-6n
Kawasaki ER-6n
Kawasaki ER-6n
Kawasaki ER-6n

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