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 anti-lock brakes are another significant addition.
Kawasaki is at pains to point out “craftsmanship evident in the smallest detail” - a response, perhaps, to criticisms of the fit and finish of earlier ER-6 models.
Price is expected to be around £5700 or £6100 with ABS.
Read our full report in MCN, on sale October 12.