1997 Kawasaki ER-5
Good, reliable machine
Since owning this bike, I have encountered only minor problems. The clutch cable has snapped (all motorbikes can have this problem!) and the side stand switch was faulty.
Overall a good strong, reliable bike.
Parts are easy to obtain, and there are no fairings to break if dropped!
After coming up from a 125cc, it feels like it has a great amount of power, despite leaving the previous owner's 33 BHP kit in it.
Very comfortable seat, which is great for commuting or riding long distances. However, due to being a naked bike, the wind isn't too pleasant at high speeds!
I would recommend this bike to anyone starting out in the motorcycling community.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th February, 2015