2010 Kawasaki Motorcycles Under $8,000: KLR650, Versys, ER-6n, Ninja 650R…

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Kawasaki ER-6n

Five 2010 Kawasaki Under $8,000: KLR650, ER-6n, Ninja 650R,

2010 Kawasaki Ninja

Kawasaki’ s flagship bikes as the Concours 14. ZX-10R and Voyager top a wish list, but when it to parting with hard-earned many riders hunt down the food chain. highlighted the core of its 2010 during the Tour d’Idyllwild, a street/dual-sport ride.

For the street Team Green rolled out bikes that share the 649cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin engine: Ninja ER-6n and Versys. These have plenty of power—our ER-6n test bike put horsepower and 43.8 lb-ft of to the rear wheel—to propel 450 pounds (wet) down any

Departing Kawasaki’s U.S. in Irvine, California, I saddled up on a 650R ($7,099), which was in 2009 (see Rider . 2010). Though sporty in the riding position and seat are Light and narrow between the handling is nimble, predictable and from parking lot to blue-light Thanks to perfect primary and a balancer shaft, the engine’s vibe-free power is like butter.

Based on an average of mpg during our last test, the tank will take you 186 between fill-ups. Available in Island Blue, Candy Green and Ebony.

After I hopped on the smaller ER-6n available in Metallic Flat Black only). Its 29.7-inch height is 1.4 inches lower the Ninja’s. That makes the ideal for newer/shorter riders, but it cramped for my 6-foot-plus frame.

With less rake and than the Ninja or Versys, the steers more quickly, but never twitchy. The digital injection with dual Keihin throttle bodies flawless fueling on all three

2010 Kawasaki ER-6n

The ($7,599; available in Metallic Black only), which nicknamed The Gazelle due to its tall seat height, is a bike you to ride to fully appreciate. to the Tour d’Idyllwild, I spent two caning one on the Streets of Willow at Reg Pridmore’s CLASS School Tuned for more low-to-midrange the Versys snaps out of corners.

For 2010, it got sharper styling a stacked dual headlight, sculpted bodywork, and new mirrors, signals, radiator shrouds, engine covers, fenders, rails, LED taillight and muffler. It got a three-position adjustable windscreen, rubber engine mounts and footpegs for less felt

With roughly an inch suspension travel front and and 0.9-gallon more fuel than its siblings, as well as an seating position and plush it lends itself more to sport touring. Consistent their price points, performance and suspension compliance on all bikes are adequate, not exceptional.

Kawasaki ER-6n

Day 2 began in Idyllwild, a cozy, town at 5,300 feet in the San Jacinto Wilderness. For the fire just outside of town, queued up its venerable KLR650 and the lighter KLX250S, which the number 1 and number 2 spots, as the top-selling dual-sport motorcycles in

2010 Kawasaki Vulan Voyager

After a 21-year the KLR650 ($5,999) underwent its major redesign in 2008 ( . July 2007). Still by a 651cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, dual-counterbalanced, carbureted engine, it a laundry list of long-overdue improvements. Likewise, suspension and were beefed up, handling, and rider comfort were

If you can get past the 35-inch seat the KLR is incredibly easy to ride. It embarrass many sport in the curves and tackle technical like a mountain goat. The semi-knobby tires are squirrely in the but they stick like on pavement.

With 6.1 gallons of capacity and a claimed 55 mpg, you can go into the boonies before about gas. The excess oil issue that affected of the ’08 production was addressed last too.

If your bias is trail than street, the KLX250S ($5,299) is the perfect It trades comfort for lightness and At 298 pounds fully gassed it weighs 134 pounds less the KLR650, thanks in part to its fuel capacity (rated for 70 The liquid-cooled, DOHC, counterbalanced, single provides user-friendly especially when traction is

The KLX’s knobbies bite and its long-travel, adjustable suspension and front wheel handle and ruts easily. Available in Green or Ebony.

Kawasaki ER-6n


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