Success stick image as a premium brand in the market for motorcycles, PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) is ready to enter two new models of ER-6N and the Ninja 650R in current year 2012.
Let’s be honest, there weren’t many complaints about the old model Kawasaki ER6n. It was a competitively-priced ‘funky looking’ middleweight naked roadster aimed at newcomers.
Actually, it was aimed at everyone old, young, newcomers, experienced riders, men, women, Martians, you name it, Kawasaki reckon the ER6n had it covered.
The flexible engine plays a part in the ER-6n’s friendly nature, too, always seeming to have enough grunts on tap to deliver a useful burst of acceleration.
Engine type: l-c parallel-twin
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Claimed horsepower: 72.0 bhp @ 8500 rpm
Claimed torque: 47.2 lb.-ft. @ 7000 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel semi-double cradle
Front suspension: Kayaba 41mm fork
Rear suspension: Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload
Brakes Rear: Single 220 mm Petal Disc, hydraulic caliper
Seat Height: 29.7 inches
Gross Weight: 441 lbs
Front brake: Dual Tokico two-piston calipers, 300mm discs
Rear brake: Tokico one-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire: 120/70Z-R17 Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart2
Rear tire: 160/60ZR-17
Seat height: 29.7 in.
Wheelbase: 55.3 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.1 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 450 lbs.
Verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars.