Kawasaki ER-6n



The Essence Of Motorcycling

For motorcyclists, whether new to two wheels or long-term riders, the essence of motorcycling, the freedom that riding on two wheels provides, is sometimes difficult to express.

With a reputation for innovative motorcycles delivering the performance sought by enthusiasts the world over, Kawasaki have now taken the refreshing and imaginative step of combining their engineering prowess and an awareness of contemporary design, with the introduction of the stunning all-new ER-6n.

Conceived at the exclusive Kawasaki design facility in Akashi, Japan, the ER-6n represents a bold new era for Kawasaki and fresh opportunities both for existing riders and those who have previously not considered the merits of motorcycling.

A machine for riders of all ages and abilities whether male or female, the core appeal of the ER-6n is that of a motorcycle at the very cutting edge of contemporary design, just as pleasing to look at as it is to ride.

Incorporating ergonomics perfectly suited to a variety of riders, the ER-6n makes optimum use of a compact two-cylinder engine to deliver a sleek chassis that is extremely manoeuvrable and fun-to-ride.

For new riders, the ER-6n experience will grow and mature along with theirs. For existing riders, the machine will reawaken in them the very essence of the motorcycle riding sensation, providing a broad spread of useable engine power matched to a chassis that is outstanding in both visual and engineering terms.

The ER-6n represents a single-minded vision for the Kawasaki company, a vision born of a passionate commitment to offering the sheer enjoyment that motorcycling represents to the widest possible audience.

In an age where transport alternatives all shout for attention, the ER-6n evokes the elusive essence of Kawasaki's commitment to fun, thrills and freedom on two wheels, crafted and distilled into one distinctive statement.

Features

Essential Riding
Sharp contemporary styling is not all that sets the ER-6n apart from the crowd, although its freshness and individuality are strikingly clear - this bike is sharp on the move too, with a responsive diamond-style trellis frame and an all-new 649cc parallel twin engine delivering great torquey power.

Positive feedback
Effi cient petal disc brakes provide superb feel and strong braking performance, with the option of front and rear ABS for technologically enhanced stopping power.

Understated over-achiever
The mass-centralising under-engine muffler doesn't just open up chassis space with its sharp minimalist design ­ a 3-way catalyser ensures the ER-6n meets stringent Euro-III emission regulations a full year early.

Personal touches
Riders can choose from a range of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories including a windshield, top case, upgrade mirrors, mini indicator kit and frame protectors.

Geometry of style
An elegant fl ash of fairing complements an eye-catching trellis frame of coated high-tensile steel, in turn linked to a colour-matched triangulated swingarm and off-set laydown rear suspension.

Sculpted fuel tank
Sculpted fuel tank conforms to the rider's legs and is narrow at the rear, allowing riders to keep their legs close together.

Form and function
Stacked twin lamps dominate a lean and aggressive headlight unit. Perched in the instrument cluster above, a classic analogue tachometer keeps you in touch with engine performance while a vibrant LCD screen digitally monitors your progress.

ABS (optional)
In addition to the very effective petal disc brakes, customers looking for an added degree of reassuring braking performance can also choose models with front and rear ABS (available in certain markets).

Technical Specifications ER-6n*

MSRP (Europe): ¤ (TBA)

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement: 649 cm
Bore x stroke; 83 x 60 mm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 8 valves
Maximum power: 53 kW (72.1 PS) / 8,500 rpm
Maximum torque: 66 N·m (6.7 kgf·m) / 7,000 rpm

Fuel supply / Carburettor
Fuel injection: Ø 38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Ignition: Digital
Starting: Electric

Transmission
Type: 6-speed, return

Chassis
Frame type: Diamond, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail: 24.5°/102 mm
Suspension, front: 41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear: Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload
Wheel travel, front: 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear: 130 mm

Wheels/Brakes
Tyre, front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear: 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Brakes, front: Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs, dual piston caliper
Brakes, rear: Single 220 mm petal disc, single piston caliper
Steering angle, left / right: 32° / 32°

Measures/Weights
Dimensions (L x W x H): 2,100 mm x 760 mm x 1,095 mm
Wheelbase: 1,405 mm
Seat height: 785 mm
Fuel capacity: 15.5 litres
Dry weight: 174 kg
Automatic Headlights On (AHO): Yes
Complies to EU emission limit: EURO 3

Availability: available October 2005 (version without ABS), December 2005 (with ABS)

* Technical specifications according to Kawasaki UK

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