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post #1 of 96 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Kawasaki ER-6N

WOW! I like this bike! New to the US for 09!


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Doesn't it share the same engine with us and the 650 Ninja? If so, which is it more tuned like?
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The specs are the same as the 650R Ninja
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The specs are the same as the 650R Ninja
Other way around... this came out first "over there", been around since 06 iirc

Yep... here you go

"There are rumors that the new engine will find its way into at least two other models, including a dual sport and a bike with a larger fairing."

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The question asked was, doesn't it share the same engine with us and the 650 ninja, and which is it tuned more like.... The 650 Ninja and the ER6n share the same specs......... I guess I could have used the quote option tho, would have made it clearer
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I've liked it since it came out and was actually hoping to buy one if it made its way stateside. Something happened along the way and this amazing maching called "Versys" came out here and I found a new lust.

Good looking bike though. I really loved the bright Yellow/Green color it came out in back in '06.
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I like our swingarm better!

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+1 antman325...I also don't like that weird little instrument pod up top.

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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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er seat

mmm.... I wonder if that seat would fit on a V.
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im ashamed to say i would consider a trade in....
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you know what makes me a little mad is that and now that it's here is North America and its' cheaper than the Versys

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Oh my!!! Any more pics of that bike? I would love to see the gauges. And that headlight set up looks easy to convet to.

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you know what makes me a little mad is that and now that it's here is North America and its' cheaper than the Versys
It looks like the main differences, other than styling, appear to be cheaper suspension parts and smaller gas tank (4.1 gal). For some reason they tuned the engine for a little more torque 48.5 vs 44.9 and higher compression ratio. I also don't see how you would add a winshield (which I like having).

I think I will stick with the V!!!

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Here in Oz we get the
ER-6n http://kawasaki.com.au/index.php?cat...y=5&product=76
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ER-6f http://kawasaki.com.au/index.php?cat...ry=5&product=6

They are similar, except one's naked and one's faired. They share the Versys motor except cammed for more top end.

The sub-frame looks quite different in the brochure I have on my desk, and I suspect the seat is not a clean swap to the Versys.

The Er-6f has a dial speedo. After watching the digital speedo on the V for a while and losing sight of it in direct sunshine and polarised sunglasses, my preference is for the dial.

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It looks like the main differences, other than styling, appear to be cheaper suspension parts and smaller gas tank (4.1 gal). For some reason they tuned the engine for a little more torque 48.5 vs 44.9 and higher compression ratio. I also don't see how you would add a winshield (which I like having).

I think I will stick with the V!!!


OH Iam too dont worry about that this bike has roots in me now and I'm not pruning

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er6n shares the ex650r spec motor (and frame/swingarm etc.), not the versys. same basic motor, but tuned for more hp and torque. i'm not sure exactly on the reasoning for this since versys miles are likely 99% slab in total. the ex650r motor can get to 80hp pretty easy which is why i'm using this version in my project bike.
The ex650r is not sold in Australia, but it looks the same as what we know as the ER-6f, the faired model of the one beginning this thread.

My guess is that they brought the faired model into the US a while ago, and are only just bringing in the naked ER-6n.

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mmm.... I wonder if that seat would fit on a V.
It doesn't look like it. I saw one of these at the local motorcycle show and the geometry of the back end is quite different from the Versys. And the seat on the ER-6N is really thin. I don't think it would be an improvement. Too bad. It was a good thought.
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I wanted the er6-n and walked straight passed the versys when i went to view it at the dealer, but after riding the er6n and my mates taking the micky,,, anyone over 6 foot
will look silly on the er6n,,,,,,,,,,I even read in one magazine, anyone over 6 foot on the er6n/er6F will look like a giraffe mounting a monkey

At 6 foot 3 the versys is perfect for me and after walking straight past it at first I much
prefer the looks of the " V "

I do have a pic of me sitting on the er6, i will dig it out then you will see tall fellas look
silly silly silly, its the seat I think its very flat looking
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I first found out about the Er back in November when I went to a dealership to inquire about a Versys.

What attracted me to it was that the seat was lower (i'm 5'6" with short legs). It also cost a grand less. BUT, it has no windshield, the tank is smaller and you sit on it different. The dealer basically described it as a naked ninja.

As of late, I am still interested in a Versys over that bike.
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The Er6 model has been around awhile here in europe, the new model 2009 has had a few updates,( Only cosmetic though ) the engine did not need any tweeking as its a stormer already, the same as in the versys but just tweeked to give a better top end basically, But the Er6 is aimed at a differnt group of riders, it has a lower seat hight , smaller fuel tank and here in the uk it is aimed at young riders as a step up between learner and bigger bikes, Its a good bike and the 2009 model is a real good looker. But the versys still pushes my buttons as it really is that versatile as I like to tour, as well as hoon around at weekends, yoohoo,
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