The previous ER-6n was already an excellent bike – which is why it sold so well in the UK and the rest of Europe. Kawasaki didn’t have to do much and yet they've succeeded in enhancing every aspect of its appeal. The looks are better and the ER-6n is now even easier to ride and more manageable, which should also attract more new riders, especially women because it’s small, thin and not intimidating. The revised engine (based on the brand-new one they developed last time out) is a peach and the chassis is brilliant in town.
The only thing that could spoil the party for Kawasaki is the Yamaha MT-07 released in 2014.
Yamaha's middleweight naked mixes the same ingredients as the Kawasaki and does it very well indeed.