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Ben Purvis  says:

Kawasaki ER-6n revamped

Kawasaki’s ER-6n has been heavily updated for 2012 as these pictures show. The naked middleweight shares mechanical components with the faired ER-6f and gets the same changes as that bike, including a new twin-tube steel frame, new swingarm, retuned engine and revised seating position. The bodywork has gained better-defined angles and curves and the headlight and instrument panel have become more compact-looking. Optional...

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calumshornet57

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ER6-N

Im sorry but are kawasaki not making the ER6-N look a bit too much like the hornet? or is this just me being a hornet owner... ;) anyhooo looks like thats going to be a big improvement from the old models!!

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steady2wheels

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looks real nice i think, apart from that yellow colour they had on the first generation, kind of looks faded and horrible

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thehoss

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thehoss says:

as a current er6n owner I do prefer the look of this new model, it's a shame they didn't do more by way of upgrades to suspension mind. As said, it does look very hornet-esque

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dannywest

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dannywest says:

er6n revamp

Its not a bad bike , but it,s not a great bike , it has been said a lot, rode one around northern Thailan, 2008 for 2 weeks ..., definitely rate the Triumph Street triple R way above the Kawasaki and the Honda Hornet 600 ,is the 2nd choice.

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ThreK

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ThreK says:

@ dannywest

Oh god, you're not seriously comparing the ER-6 to the Street Triple and Hornet, are you? Of course the Triumph is a better bike, primarily the R version. It has over 50% more hp and is in a different price category. Same with the Hornet. It's like saying the Golf is a good car, but the BMW 5 series is better. Of course it is, that's how it's supposed to be.

Anyway, I owned a 2008 ER-6n and I quite like the new one. At least Kawasaki is putting some effort in updating their bikes, unlike Suzuki and Yamaha, they just offer different colors again. Also great job on the new frame and swingarm, looks definitely higher value than the previous model and by far better than the competition alá Gladius and XJ6. Heck, even the new GSR750 has that ugly box section swingarm, although it's clearly possible to make something contemporary and good looking out of steel, too!

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STRESSED1

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STRESSED1 says:

ER...Wat ya done to me bike?

The new ER 6N-6F,are budget bikes that look cool for what hey are,yet,Kawassaki,these two are CRYING OUT for USD forks,to add some power frontal styling wise. So easy to take VERSYS USD items and re-tune.......

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marty1035

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marty1035 says:

Good looker

Good looking bike. Well done Kawasaki. Would love the boring old street triple to look like this.

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

+ and -

For me there are plus points and minus points to this revamp.

I don't like some of the new styling particularly the twin tube frame, the black thing at the front of the tank, the front mudguard and the rear footpeg bracket.

Can't abide digital speedos, I would far rather have a big analogue speedo and a digital bar type tacho, or no tacho at all.

Plus points: claimed more low and mid range grunt, fork protectors.

Overall, for me it's a minus, I prefered the previous model.

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