2009 Kawasaki ER-6n Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2009 Kawasaki ER-6n

Looking for an easy motorcycle to that won’t leave you for cash? Check out the 2009 ER-6n.

Aesthetically it’s to argue with the shape of the ER-6n. Although it shares running gear with popular Kawasaki streetbike, it totally different. It’s a between sport and … the result being an urban shape that definitely out on the road.

We especially love its from any angle and the sleek muffler tucked neatly And we’re not alone in our like for its as on the street, as its Candy Blue paint attracts a lot of stares vehicles in the next lane.

aboard the ER-6n and you’ll it really isn’t much of a the ultra-low 29.7-inch seat nearly an inch lower the Gladius. It also feels more narrow between the legs than the Suzuki, is surprising considering its Parallel-Twin configuration.

Press the starter and the ER-6n fires to live with a exhaust note. Pump the a few times and its exhaust bellow is and throatier than the Gladius. out to the handlebars and you can’t help but its quirky bend.

Although the are mounted at a reasonable height are far too narrow and have an odd inward at the grips.

Ergonomics are also especially if you’re a tall Over six foot and you’ll trouble fitting on the ER-6n, as it has one of the cramped riding positions of any we have ridden lately. its seat is wonderfulbeing both and thick with a decent of padding.

Make sure to out our Kawasaki ER-6n Video to see angle of this new Kawasaki bike as we take it for a ride the Suzuki Gladius.

While the instrumentation definitely follows its futuristic exterior shape, as a it is difficult to read at a glance. of the right elements are there an analog-style speedometer and a bar graph-style with double trip and a clock. Yet we would have if Kawi had used a more package with a digital and analog tach.

Out on the road the ER-6n definitely oriented to beginner motorcyclists. on the dyno graph its torque is almost identical to the Gladius, the feels downright anemic at revs. Keep the throttle and the engine does in fact up faster than the Suzuki’s, but it until you reach around revs until you feel you get some decent acceleration the engine.

But you’ve got to shift because within a few seconds the fun is almost as soon as it started. through its six-speed transmission proved to be much more feeling than the Gladius.

the ER-6n is Kawasaki’s trusty Parallel Twin, the same in the 650R and Versys, but it just feel as lively in this Sure it revs a little than the Suzuki and sounds a bit but it just not as inspiring.

“It seems you really to rev the Kawasaki’s engine to get it to move,” Motorcycle USA Executive Editor Atlas. “I’m sure a rider will appreciate mellow power down low but for speed demons out there be a little let down by its performance as to the Suzuki.”

However, riders be surprised by just how smooth the runs. Vibration is kept to a due in part to an internal balancer and bushings in the engine mounting as well as the handlebars. And it actually

Cruising down the freeway a near vibration-less ride ensures rearview mirrors stand still enough to work.

In terms of fuel we averaged about 42 MPG and with the 4.1 gallon fuel tank a can expect right around 175 per fill-up. On the freeway the Kawasaki an exceptionally smooth ride as as the pavement is smooth. Big bumps and patches are viciously transferred to body.

Kawasaki ER-6n
Kawasaki ER-6n

This could be due to Kawasaki’s suspension uses a linkage-less in which the rear shock is mounted directly to the swingarm and

When the road starts to however, you’ll appreciate how it is to get the motorcycle to turn. Even it weighs in at 449 pounds with a tank of gas (2 pounds heavier the Gladius), you’d think it 200 lbs because it changes directions so The Kawi flicks from as if it were a 50cc scooter, yet it is stabile — never around beneath you regardless of how or hard you ride it.

Plus, at an pace you’ll appreciate the stiffer suspension spring that the ER-6n offers.

the fork doesn’t offer any it is sprung nicely for both light 150-lb frame and my 180 Another benefit is the ER’s ground clearance, which it less susceptible to drag parts while hustling corners.

In the braking department the Kawasaki slightly larger 300mm braking discs up front to a pair of double-piston Tokico while a single-piston caliper and brake disc comprise the brake. Getting the Kawi down from speed a minimum of two fingers on the front lever. Plus the ER doesn’t anywhere near the amount of feel at the lever as the Suzuki, and stops need to be planned in advance than on the Gladius.

The has a much more mellow powerband than the Gladius.

question the Kawi is lacking in the department. Since the hardware is the same between both I’d guess that the pads just aren’t enough,” comments Atlas.

both motorcycles roll on sized tires, the ER-6n the Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart designed for more mileage sacrificing a whole lot of performance. we didn’t have a problem the level of grip or tire times, we didn’t think delivered as much road as the Gladius’ and they also stiffer than the Qualifiers on the

Bar none if you’re new to motorcycling the ER-6n is a solid choice. small, ridiculously easy to handles well and has friendly power characteristics — it looks awesome. And who can argue its reasonable price tag that is less than the Gladius?

if you’re looking for more Suzuki’s got a motorcycle that be perfect for you.

Kawasaki ER-6n
Kawasaki ER-6n


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