Kawasaki ER-6 Spy Shot, 2006
650cc parallel twin engine and wavy front brake discs.
All-new parallel twin engine and has been design to give ‘the size and feel of a 400 with the power of a 650’. The engine has been made very small in order to allow the bike to have a short wheelbase to improve the handling while the exhaust under the engine lowers the centre of gravity. The shorter chassis of the Swingarm can be made longer which also helps to improve the handling.
The Essential Riding: the new ER-6n
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.
The 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.