PH2 ridden: 2012 Kawasaki ER-6n — PistonHeads

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Bike Kawasaki ER-6n


PH2 takes a spin on the latest of this quirky looking

Kawasaki’s ER-6n is certainly a looking beast. Originally in 2006 this distinctive has steadily won an army of fans to its easy-going nature and decent Despite some rather styling choices on early (yes, we are talking pink here) Kawasaki’s insistence on colours has continued to make stand out from the rather ranks of … Japanese bikes.

2012 brings a model update that, though subtle, addresses a number of with previous versions.

The obvious change is the frame. the 2011 bike’s frame ran around the engine on the 2012 they don’t. Instead a new frame allows the engine to unsupported from the side.

To go this new frame is a redesigned that is narrower to help riders reach the ground and an fuel tank that is taller and slightly shorter, the rider closer to the front of the

On the styling side the seat a split unit with the and rider now separated. Other include a set of clocks that are now readable, which is a bonus. claims a few modifications to the motor’s too but these are down to little than a new exhaust and air filter than any fundamental component

Little bike, big heart

very hard not to enjoy the ER-6n. The 649cc parallel is a beautiful little motor thumps along with a nature and a pleasant burbling note. Many equivalent four-cylinder middleweights lack end but the R has stacks of easily exploited that can be enjoyed in a relaxed and fashion.

Bike Kawasaki ER-6n

So the changes to the engine over the bike are negligible but that’s no bad the biggest improvement over ER-6 models being the Not that this was the most task, the jumble of letters and on the 2011 bike’s clocks so spilling a can of alphabetti spaghetti on the would have been a improvement.

The ER-6n has always light to ride, helped by a low of gravity. At slow speeds makes the Kawasaki very and nimble, making it excellent town and reassuring for newer while proving surprisingly when the pace increases. are slightly faster steering bikes on the market but the ER-6n is no and, though it can feel a bit on its springs through fast is very good at speed.

Suspension is often the first to feel the pressure of hitting the price point. And while the has limited adjustability — spring preload is your lot it seems to respond well and have the bouncy quality lets down other conscious rivals.

Worth the cash?

The distinctive and brash colours are appealing and the for 2012 are welcome. Details moving the indicators away inside the fairing (the part to touch down the bike is dropped), the clear and the lowered seat height this ideal for newer and the chassis is more than enough for those with experience.

At Ј5,799 it is on the money it comes to the competition and with the of the faired ER-6f (Ј5,999) or the Versys (Ј6,549) there is an ER for anyone.

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

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