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scott111193

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scott111193 says:

About to buy a Kawasaki Er6n

Hi everyone 


I am looking at getting a new bike now after some surprising insurance quotes. 

I had a sit on the er6n and its really comfortable, it looks cool in black, it's not a scary amount of power either, I had another sit on it today, had a proper look at it again. I am very close to buying it. 

It's a 2013 model, does anyone have any reason why I shouldn't get one or have any other suggestions? 

Thanks 

Scott

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jon66

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Posts: 541

jon66 says:

er6 - good bikes

i have an er6f  58 plate its a great wee bike to ride , some of the paint work on the frame and around the pegs etc is very thin , the exhaust's are prone to cracking at the joint and i had a nightmare getting the front sprocket nut loosened  , but its fast enough and decent MPG - around 60 , id still recommend it .

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

Scott

not sure what your history is re: biking.

 

I bought the ER6F 2012 model due to an on going problem which I was hoping to cure to prolong my biking future.

 

Positives:  They are so easy to ride and extremely comfortable.  Not sure about build quality as I didn't have it long enough....... and there's the clue

 

For me it didn't tick all the boxes as to why I ride a bike now.  30 years ago if they had this machine for commuting etc. I would of been one happy bunny but for my needs now it isn't there.

If you are a new licence holder this is great, but personally I would go for and SV650.

 

It lacks the wow factor for me.

 

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

despite

what many reviews seem to say, i test rode one and just wasn't impressed at all. i think i'm well in the minority but as an inexperienced rider it felt cheap and soulless....but i'm hardly an expert.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

i would say

everyone has their own opinions, as with bikes (and cars) there are always those for and against.  All I would say is get a decent test ride on it before you commit...at the end of the day go with your instincts.    

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whiskers

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whiskers says:

Nice bike

It was my first big bike when I past my test.Very comfy  riding position, forgiving bike to ride. Yep buy one :smile

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bernie600f

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bernie600f says:

er6n

looks a bit dull, build not so good but mpg is good.:hmmm:

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

I've not heard a bad thing

proof is in the eating though. get a GOOD test ride and if it feels right, get it!

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

ER6

They wheelie really well :biggrin:

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

It's my all-year hack

And for this use it's great as a cheap brand new bike. I've done a blog about it which I've not updated for a while but here it is: http://kawasakier6.wordpress.com/


Hope it helps, I'd also look at the Honda NC700 range not as quick but well built and better mpg. Upgrades to the ER6 like hot grips help but the seat is the next thing to be changed, it gets really hard after two hours on the motorway.

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