2012 Kawasaki ER-6n – First Ride

Kawasaki | December 30, 2011

If you want a bike that you could enjoy riding all day long, and yet asking for more it is the all new 2012 Kawasaki ER-6n. We are saying it because we just felt it. The revamped Kawasaki ER-6n is a harmonious riding machine which makes you ride all day long with a desire to wish for more.

The 2012 Kawasaki ER-6n gets its power from the 8-valve 649 cc, DOHC, parallel-twin engine, but this time around the exhaust and fuel-injection gives a small power boost under 7000 rpm. The swingarm and frame of ER-6n are both novel and shares a designing based on the alongside steel tubes. The sub frame for the bike has also been redesigned for allowing additional seat plod without any significant increase in height. The seat of the bike itself is a bit narrow, and the top end of the gas tank is a tad taller for accentuating the loutish appearance of the bike. A bit less racy geometry of the steering and squashy, tenacious-stroke suspension system here is being planned for enhancing the rider-easiness, which has always been a major attribute of Kawasaki ER-6n.

The long-nosed unique look of 2012 Kawasaki ER-6n has been updated using a remolded bikini fairing, which this time around has been pushed back alongside the cloaked tubes of fork. The instrument cluster of the bike is one of the biggest apparent enhancements, because the tough-to-read instrument cluster of the bike has been exchanged by an uncomplicated digital panel and analog tachometer.

2012 Kawasaki ER-6n

But apart from this, the bike is pretty much as it was, with the same straight riding position, which has not been changed, and the mere reason for that being the fact that it is suitable of riders of different sides rather nicely. The only sad thing about this is that it brings some additional weight which is an unwanted inclusion in a bike delivering such a reticent execution.

But the good thing here is that the 2012 Kawasaki ER-6n still is fairly maneuverable bike, and we felt it during our testing. The bike felt naturally convenient all through our course of testing. The broad bars and sensibly sporty geometry of the bike were great assistance during negotiating traffic circle, and sufficient steering lock of the Kawasaki ER-6n also made it adroit at flicking during traffic as we took the bike to some demanding tracks.

The flexible engine here plays a major role in the friendly nature of Kawasaki ER-6n, as well, and was always capable of delivering sufficient sound on the tap for delivering a practical rupture of acceleration. As we reached some winding streets on the hills, the bike was incredible fun during throw around. We supposed the soft suspensions here to show some clean riding, but the good thing here was that the bike continues rather planted. Although, it did staggered a bit as we pushed it but the good thing is that the framework never endangered to get utterly out of shape.

2012 Kawasaki ER-6n

The 2012 Kawasaki ER-6n’s newly incorporated brake pads are also proposed to augment brake feeling, but the forepart arrangement of the bike still doesn’t have enough power. Apart from that minor complaint we were totally in awe of the versatility and comfort of 2012 Kawasaki ER-6n.

Finally, considering the fact that the price for the 2012 Kawasaki ER-6n haven’t gone up, we think that the customers will like the new look of the bike and we’re sure that the success story of the bike will continue. The bike remains sufficiently fast, the handling is pretty sweet and a perfect choice for every bike fanatic.

2012 Kawasaki ER-6n

Technical Specification:

  • Price: NA
  • Engine: l-c parallel-twin, DOHC, 16v, 649 cc
  • Gears: 6-speed
  • Max Power: 72.0 bhp at rated 8500 rpm
  • Max Torque: 47.2 lb-ft at rated 7000 rpm
  • Front suspension: Kayaba 41mm fork
  • Rear suspension: Kayaba shock having modifiable spring preload
  • Front brake: Dual Tokico 2-piston calipers, 300-mm discs
  • Rear brake: Tokico 1-piston caliper, 220 mm disc
  • Front tire: 120/70Z-R17 Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart2
  • Rear tire: 160/60ZR-17 Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart2
  • Wheelbase: 55.3 in
  • Fuel capacity: 4.1 gal.
  • Weight: 450 lbs

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