ER6n – What’s not to like!
I bought a new ER6n in Sept 2009 and it still ticks all the boxes. Cheap to buy, cheap to run, relatively light and endless fun. I’m sure Ryan Farquhar knows what he’s doing tricking these up for the lightweight TT, they’re affordable bikes with willing motors.
I’ve covered 15,000 miles up to now & always average in the high 50’s MPG.
My bike benefits from mirror extenders – otherwise you only see your elbows…,
Fender extender to keep the crud off the downpipes
Oxford 1st time soft panniers for commuting (the pannier rails were only £46 new)
Chain & sprockets were recently changed and the original Dunlop Roadsmart rear tyre is now a Roadsmart II which gives plenty of confidence in this continually wet weather.
I haven’t messed with the suspension yet, but there are options out these from Hagon, Nitron & even the entry Ohlins range do a shock.
As there is no centre stand I use an Abba Superbike stand which is ideal for maintenance & chain lubing and much easier (& safer) than using a paddock stand.
All in all a terrific bike. So much so that I’d consider the Versys tourer next time for the ABS & hard luggage, but to be honest I’m in no hurry to change.