Honda CB500F, Kawasaki er-6n or Yamaha XJ6: which bike A2 choose? Bikes Doctor

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Honda CB500F, Kawasaki or Yamaha XJ6: which A2 choose?

The two roadsters Kawasaki and Yamaha XJ6 are currently the favorite of apprentices bikers and their but the new entry level Honda account well change the Bikesdoctor.Com compares to you.

Two references, a new

For almost 20 years, the CB500, Kawasaki ER-5, GS500 and other Yamaha have developed the boot the to countless riders. Today, two are the delight of beginners (pupils of and youth permit): the Kawasaki and the Yamaha XJ6.

Lighter and powerful than their big Z750 and FZ8, Kawasaki and are currently among the favorite of bikes. In 2012, Kawasaki was the best selling motorcycle in

It must be recognized that the of the ER-6 (‘n’ for the roadster, ‘f’ for its faired) had been deep and last year: new framework, new arm, strengthening of bottom and of the twin-cylinder, aesthetic ‘Ensemble …’ and increased comfort in the program.

Unfortunately – for Kawasaki, not for looking for negative and constructive -, Katherine friend had failed to all faults: vibrations remain the riser and the power of the engine can a few bikers on their hunger, the of the new saddle is not obvious and the ABS option still too expensive (€600).

in 2009, the Yamaha XJ6 has to be distinct of those of the Kawasaki ER-6, with its 4-cylinder engine from the Fazer, itself from the R6 online! During his test facing the Suzuki – exit the same year-, Yam’ argued the flexibility and the of its engine.

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The suspension of the Yamaha XJ6 is also because they show all the driver and his passenger eventual comfort and outstanding efficiency. the ‘positives’, test particularly the excellent behavior of the front

Conversely, the not very expressive of its engine had disabled it face the V-twin of Hamamatsu, as well as its too look, it’s a little gearbox and its storage space the seat not to ship only a U.

‘The success of the Yamaha XJ6 is to the intrinsic qualities of the machine’, one Yamaha, ‘namely its dynamic of weight and performance without its easy access for drivers in the phase thanks to its low seat ‘(785 mm, Ed).

On average, Motor France (YMF) sell 400 Yamaha XJ6 per year to the bikes market, either as far as with its Kawasaki ER-6N. these figures are expected to this year, ‘with the of parks following the regulation allows since 1 January versions ABS’, considers

Of course, Honda does not to let his opponents play only on ground: in addition to the significant of registrations in game, this in the market’ is of crucial importance for

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It should be that under their of leather and in bad faith, the bikers are at the of great sentimental? Their motorcycle brand will anchored in their hearts, if not memory, and resurrected at the time to to larger. Hence the interest in Greens and blues to propose ideal bike for beginners!

Honda, its newest entry, the CB500F, answer the expectations of bikers, but also to those of schools. Among its assets, one Honda France puts is the price, a shock for the two categories of referred argument!

Displayed in to €5590 incl. VAT (ABS of 1509 euros less the Kawasaki ER-6n ABS and Yamaha XJ6 the Honda CB500F is proposed to motorcycle priced ‘well-positioned excluding tax and included protection until 30 September’, tells US France.

The winner of the 500 return

the roadsters ‘medium displacement’ the Honda models are not followers of the The Hornet, in particular, continues to 600 cc against 675, 750 or even 800 cc in its rivals.

With its new Honda Honda even decided to get to basics by offering apprentice an average displacement authentic, agile and fun ‘. Besides the glorious to 500 cc (471 cc exactly), the Reds also sought to limit the of their bike.

Displaying on – manufacturer – weight all full of 192 kg, the makes 14 kg to the Kawasaki er-6n ABS and 18 kg to the XJ6 ABS.

If the Honda CB500F is to maneuver, it is obviously due to its lower but also thanks to its center of positioned low and its wide, flat and handlebar. The Kawasaki er-6n, its very high reservoir, its curved handlebars and his extra is less easy to understand.

But the obvious of all is the Yamaha XJ6, due to a very closed from the two handlebars. Yamaha tries to up by offering a shorter turning than twenty centimeters the … in vain, as the Honda also dry as the Yam! ‘

The Honda for small arms

But first battle granted to the 500’ does not worry the or Blues. At Kawasaki first, one can that the 300 Ninja is still and maneuverable than the new Honda (read our CBR500R Vs Ninja 300 the sportsbike, so A2!) .

Yamaha is no alternative, and for good reason: a XJ4?’ almost surprised officials. ‘This displacement has never had success in France and volumes remain low to be able to a price demand’, analysis ‘we know all that the volumes are in positioning commodity prices’.

It is a however, where Honda is no to the current rules of aesthetics! The very basic fact of the CB500F receives a plastic – we like it or not, but it is not merely a in the comments! – Which relates to its and ‘big’ sisters?

More the CB600F – codenamed the Hornet! – Is the Honda CB1000R that details when it’s block, its scoops radiators, and its end, his decks footrest, the loop completed in a triangular fire and shoe engine is reminiscent of the low pot maxi roadster

Their side also, the er-6n and Yamaha XJ6 inspired by their elders. Thus the is played big arms by dressing its fork (41 mm, as on the Honda) of plastic, the Z1000. It also installs its on the tank.

At the same time, the er-6n still cultivates its own including via its pretty frame and its banana steel double as well as its mono damper to red spring ‘retinue’ (in the colors and red, white spring for the model).

Tunes obvious

In its ‘Race Blu’ livery, the XJ6 attempts to attract the eye. Matt complexion and its rims electric blue are not to nothing: years than the Yam’ in our streets and bikers crossed in trial were granted little attention compared to the new CB…

At we doubt that the new version of the XJ6 ‘ SP’ reaches further divert the the unique color black and the kit decals, caches at the finishing and even the saddle in two parts the distinguished not enough other XJ6.

Relationship between the Yam’ and its FZ6, FZ8 and FZ1 feel the straddled tank, frame and its skin dismiss knees! On its two competitors of the the thighs are more aligned, allows better enclose the and facilitates its handling at low speed.

with the lowest seat Yamaha accepts smaller but his footrests relatively low and vertical do not bother as long games

Flatter, the saddle of the Honda to take advantage of its width on the Found on the Honda the right of the bust that is naturally on Yamaha, straight and flat plus! There is therefore no that it is on the Honda CB500F beginners will be the most

A little outfit!

Of course, offers a welcoming seat as But the big guys as the means to complain of decline in their knees put feet up and their heels apart from the long footrest (driver and passenger).

The er-6n drivers adopt a more ‘sporty’ position – on forward – only Yamaha XJ6 and CB500F drivers. However, in the list of practical aspects and one realizes that the Kawasaki his biker.

If the game is tight in to instrumentation (tied with the Yamaha does not indicate or instantaneous consumption), the Greens out combining the practical points.

As the and the ‘XJ’, ‘ is equipped with a key, warnings and a safe a small U. It differs from its two with its two adjustable levers and clutch), its six tie-down hooks and his rear – small, but still…

during two subtleties of the Honda The first relates to the control of the which is above flashing – not as the overwhelming majority of motorcycles. The intersections are happily punctuated a little bit of warning…

The second is boring every day: the absence of hinge on the cap of the Honda tank. As if removing his helmet and pay in advance was not sufficiently annoying, need to find a clean to lay his Cap…

Full three made (15.7 liters in the Kawasaki and 16 in 17 in the Yamaha); bikesdoctor.Com is to jump on the motor roads,

Three roadsters very began taxiing to the of the youngest of this comparison. On controls are sweet, perfectly set transparent transmission, flexible and engine: this Honda is perfect for his first laps of – hey, what did you expect?

The rather summary look is just as seductive. The shock including – the only one of the band to be on rods! -gum particularly the bumps of the road, they of short fittings of bitumen or last adopted a paved

The Yamaha XJ6 offers the same suspension, but developments in the city are a less easy because of its curved handlebars of his jerk-sensitive and its gearbox selection rougher. Yamaha makes up for in terms of flexibility.

Kawasaki ER-6n

While the small accepts Honda down 2500 rev / min in sixth gear – is than the ‘six-and-half’ Kawasaki – the Yamaha restarts him without from idling on each

Young allowed – and city-dwellers in – will appreciate this only faculty has the Yamaha. all, it is not shelter, in its infancy, or in the middle of a dense traffic to to return a speed or two…

to start

The Kawasaki er-6n is tiring suspicion in the city, due to its position as we have seen, but because of its less likely to be the rear suspensions train The Katherine grew on this – and comfort saddle – but still one below the Yamaha XJ6.

annoyance penalizes the Kawasaki vibrations, which transit to the saddle from 4000 In this scheme, the Kawasaki the … of its pilot… but also to kick the … of his opponents!

If we can the Honda CB500F for the total of crackling on board on the beach diet (between 2500 and r/min, beyond the bike nicely), we can only regret the of a character of its engine.

For the small proves too linear. Although the red box at 9500 RPM brings him the riser lacks its Ben NC700S, the heart there always. We spin the handle, it still spins mounting a report, but nothing the Honda CB500F should in the towel prematurely against its two of the day.

Already hammered by the 300 296 cc twin (read our CBR500R Vs 300 Duel: the sportsbike, so A2!) . 471 cc does not weight against the 599 cc of the and the 649 cc of the Kawasaki. The Yamaha XJ6 and the Kawasaki literally leave the CB on-site at rotation of handle.

The fight is however not more between the two ‘big’ when we of low engine speeds: much filled, the 650 puts a good to the 600 on the first two-thirds of the tachometer. In to keep the pace of the pilot that of the Yam’ has no choice than to scream his half!

honest times from rpm, the Yamaha must be beyond the 9000 RPM to accelerate – – frankly. It notes that the of power and acceleration is Overdrive by the tone of the air box: no doubt, in Yamaha is the reference!

Yamaha to

The counterpart of this admirable acts on Highway, where the XJ6 tends to stun a little its The feet are also not better because the chirps them 120 km/h.

Well struck by his far, the driver of the Honda on a small little cooler and that these two comrades Agile and easy to carry in the with its front end light and handlebars, Honda managed to … until a stretch is looming.

In a the Kawasaki er-6n is propelled at the of the trio and retains his place in the big brake. The right lever of the is a little hard but does not hard. More biting, brake of the Yamaha XJ6 is dive – a pile – fork of the Yamaha, can disrupt.

On the corner are more at the controls of the Kawasaki because it less than the Yam’ to the of the gas or brakes. But it’s the Honda locks the more curve on front brake input it has only a disk!): for the first an adjustment period is necessary on the CB500F.

In exit of turn no need to procrastinate at the controls of the opens big! Once on its rear wheel (160/60, as the two), the bike passes any harm 47.5 horses of the ground.

In the same way, as as one remains in the substantial, the Yamaha its driver and avoids any surprises. Is in seeking to follow – or even -the Kawasaki ‘Blue’ redouble its vigilance to release its horses (72.1 on the Kawasaki).

The eve is constant time on the Green: alert engine level, it is more nervous on roads Less firmly planted on his the Kawasaki er-6n can incite to hand earlier than the XJ6. Its 64 Nm of torque (59.7 for the 43 for the Honda) make it more out of turn.

The Kawasaki assailed

More and consistent – but also less by his twin! – The Honda CB500F better than the Kawasaki on bumpy roads. It requires effort parallel to the Yamaha to move from one corner to the In raids, it is possible to compete!

At the end of comparative test, the Honda clear victorious perfectly to the new category A2 license, the small won the match with his grip its tariff tight and standard a factor not to be underestimated while are now spread over eight …

Another good point for the consumption, the average on this is restricted to 4.4 l / 100km (we have yet whip it!), against 5.9 l / for the twin cylinder Kawasaki and 5.8 l / for the 4-cylinder Yamaha.

Thanks to its as furious engine, Yamaha XJ6 young licenses will their dealership, as the Kawasaki ) brand big points, supplemented by provided by its suspension as being and comfortable its great adaptation to all of use of the quieter dynamic capacity, of the route.

On perfectly smooth however, it will be hard to the Kawasaki er6n, presenting as the more ‘daring’ choice for new its agile chassis and its powerful require some restraint in the and a sustained focus on departmental

Less easy to tame the Honda, the Kawasaki and the Yam’ therefore slower young who expect to have toured machine ‘Full power’ to to a bigger bike… Among CB500F buyers, few should be who will retain their beyond the first two years. the most reasonable, perhaps

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