2009 Kawasaki ER-6n from United States of America

Summary:

Fantastic value and user-friendly sportbike

Faults:

Fuel injector throttle body intermittently creates an error message. One morning the RPMs would not go below 5000 until I turned off the key. Dealer has not replaced anything, and the problem seems to occur less as time passes.

General Comments:

This is a fantastic motorcycle and an incredible value.

The bike looks (and is) a sportbike, but the riding position is far more upright than other sportbikes, which leads to less fatigue on long rides. It reminds me of a dirtbike riding position.. If you grew up riding dirt bikes, the Ninja 650 will feel right at home.

Handling is fantastic and the stock suspension is surprisingly good. Nothing rattles this bike, and you can ride all kinds of roads comfortably and confidently.

Power is good, especially above 5000rpm. Decent low-end torque and a forgiving powerband make this bike easy for beginners and entertaining for experienced riders. Its also a good commuter bike for this reason.

I also like the digital speedometer and instrument panel added in 2009.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2010

2006 Kawasaki ER-6n from United Kingdom

Summary:

An excellent first big bike

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong since buying it.

General Comments:

We bought the ER6n for my wife to replace her 2005 CBF250, and give her a little bit more power to keep up with us boys.

The ER6 is great fun to ride, and makes a perfect bike to learn on, as it is light to handle and does not feel top heavy during slow speed maneuvering.

The ER6 has more than enough power to keep you smiling, and being a parallel twin, it's very easy to ride, and won't catch you out and throw you off.

An after market exhaust makes the ER6 sound the business, and I can highly recommend this bike for a first big bike.

A budget bike that don't look cheap.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2008