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  • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    After discussing with friends, came to know this is quite normal if the disc plate is made of cast iron and there's nothing to worry. Have a look at the below link:
    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...5215322AA5ZG9L

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      Thanks guys for the valuable answers. Infact, by the time i took the bike to the service station the rust was cleaned by the disc bads. It was shinning once again. The Service Manager as said the same, but he took some pics of the rust on the internal disc and assured me that in case the same is abnormal he will put the issue with the higher up and probably get it replaced. "HOPE FOR FREE".

      Anyways thanks a lot for the advice and prompt answers.

      Happy riding.

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      • Kawasaki ER6N

        its been a long time since i posted here. been busy with new job which took me away from my ride.

        so the bike has done 17000 odd kms since the beginning. i have changed the tires to PR2 180/55 as the stock costs a bomb and needed a bigger tire for playing around the corners, the stock running out at 14000 kms. Rest everything is stock.
        Found out the bike resale value is very good indeed (The bike is costlier by a lakh or more now)

        since my last post i decided to test the limits of my bike. Thanks to the fatter tire the bike feels solid around the corners though the softer suspension gives me the shivers when i find out the roads are not exactly smooth at the curves and the bike bounces like hell.

        Checked out the roads of lavasa which i always wanted to do as i hear a lot about the roads. Drove all the way to pune for it and to meet up with friends. Had a chance meeting with Sagar of powerdrift testing the street not the triple. Oh man, the curves were perfect for cornering and i did rip through the curves throwing caution to the winds. I was in my element and it was me, the bike and roads. the ride was perfect enough to make me do the ride twice back to back. sorry guys not many pics as i was lost in the ride to stop for pics... my cousin came along on his rc200. ass you might guess his wrist was paining enough to make him skip the second time.

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        after coming back from lavasa i still wasnt happy and wanted more roads to ride. Then i chose kudremukh as it was a proving ground for my fz16 and wanted to check if the beast will match upto its cornering. Not a match in power but with the tight corners of kudremukh the peak power doesnt matter and with similar proportion of tires and cornering ability it was a decent proving ground.
        Took the horrible decision of taking sakleshpur mudigere route which was horrible with very bad roads misguided by the scenic roads between hassanand sakleshpur. the roads improved after mudigere but had to wait till mudigere for the roads to improve decent enough for cornering.
        The bike proved its mettle though i had to keep the power in leash as it can be too much and the corners are deadly. unlike other ghats the roads are 99.9% without sign boards to tell you the direction of the curve and the curve might end up with a broken road.
        The return journey was brilliant as i decided to take the mudigere hassan route which has beautiful roads and you can just be in your element. anyways enough words.. time for pics..

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        Ride hard...Ride safe!!!

        The Beast aka Kawasaki ER6N ownership

        two cousins two riders 2500kms south india trip great coming age

        The ride after the return

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        • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

          Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
          its been a long time since i posted here. been busy with new job which took me away from my ride.

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          Great to hear back from you man! I was in a dilemma about the ER6n but then went with the R3.

          Dude where was this pic taken? It will be nice if you can tag the places the pictures were taken.
          Regardless, Life shall go on.

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          • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

            Is the 2015 (or 2016) model of Er6n having any changes? The N300 has got some cosmetic changes so inquiring about the Er6n.
            Also, do the owners feel a lack of ABS or are the brakes good without them?
            There is no better therapy than riding a bike down a straight road at full throttle with the sound of the engine for company.

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            • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

              Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
              Is the 2015 (or 2016) model of Er6n having any changes? The N300 has got some cosmetic changes so inquiring about the Er6n.
              Also, do the owners feel a lack of ABS or are the brakes good without them?

              speaking after about 1100km on the bike, feel the brakes are great! but then coming from a bullet (old one at that) it just might be me.

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              • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
                Hi guys,

                Finally got my bike
                After the terrible wait the beast is finally home. The good part at the beginning.

                Here are few pics taken at the delivery...

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                The bike is too good. Is small though looks bigger.
                The first impressions:
                1. The bike is very silent.
                2. The power delivery is uniform but very quick.
                3. You need to be careful on the throttle as even a small twist unleashes a lot of power.
                4. The saddle is more comfortable than my FZ16.
                5. The ride is very smooth and i can say smoother than my fz.
                6. The ground clearance is good enough as i havent scraped any breakers yet.
                7. The brakes have less bite though it should improve over time.
                8. You can cruise at 20kmph in 2nd gear which is the best part though not advised.

                Now the small cribs:
                1. Heat can be felt at lower speeds. guess thats it for now.

                The bad part now.

                The guys were not that enthusiastic at the delivery as we can expect. It was more of a formality than a delivery though it was the 1st er6n to be delivered in bangalore. asked me to pay for the left grab rail which is by default a must and they gave me the reason that as saree guard is given grab rail is too be paid for. Common guys. the saree guard is not a part of the bike parts when it was manufactured. the saree guard was just added to confirm to indian norms. And that doesnt mean that they will remove an accessory of the bike for approval and sell it to the same person at approx 1000rs. thats cheating. this is pathetic at the least part.

                Then they give me a bike with fuel already at reserve. Whereas usually at most of the showrooms its tanked up or atleast 5L above reserve. The guys did fill up half the tank after making hulabula. When you pay 5.63l for a bike it doesnt mean we will pay for everything and absolutely doesnt mean I am rich. its hard earned money and if Kawasaki takes it for granted then its actually the wrong attitude. Why couldnt they be more cordial and customer oriented than taking for granted that as its a kawasaki I can just walk blindly and pay for everything they should give freely.

                So only if raise a hue will they wake up or continue to be blind and arrogant. The bike is awesome but this episode has left a really bad impression for a day which was otherwise supposed to be awesome and memorable.

                Guys will update you on the beast as i munch more miles....


                With regards to fuel, which one is recommended and do you use, the regular fuel or the special/premium ones available?

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                • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                  Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
                  i have changed the tires to PR2 180/55 as the stock costs a bomb and needed a bigger tire for playing around the corners, the stock running out at 14000 kms. Rest everything is stock.
                  with regards to the PR2... is it really advisable to put a tyre thats 180/55 .. other kwackers i know have advised me against upsizing saying our rims arent meant to handle 180 (our width being 4.5" I think)
                  whats been your experience with the new tyre? I would've thought upsizing would have made cornering more difficult .. do you find uneven wear on the tyre?

                  my rear has given way with the top part flattening out .. its been only 9k+ KMs that I've done, but it might be due to the speeds and load I put on the bike. (svc mechanic also pointed out that variance in cold tyre pressure adds to this, which was the case with me)
                  Looking to upgrade now and had my eyes set on the Roadtec Z8, but looks like its not available here.. Might settle with Metzeler M5I or Pirelli Angel GT..

                  Waiting for your feedback on the tyre.. Might change my mind based on your experience with it

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                  • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                    Originally posted by drdanishkhannew.540 View Post
                    Greetings fellow x bhpians..
                    Anybody from delhi ncr please guide me regarding
                    1. Cost of er6n and 650f 2015 and showrooms you guys bought it from
                    2. Hows the maintanance and service schedule..
                    3. Approx cost of ownership per year?
                    4. Cost of spares and waiting periods if someone has ever needed them?
                    5. Average fule consumptio (dont hate me -_- )
                    Any help would be greatly obliged.
                    Hi Guys,

                    Could someone please help by giving some clarity on the above mentioned queries.

                    Thanks

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                    • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                      Originally posted by schizovivek View Post
                      with regards to the PR2... is it really advisable to put a tyre thats 180/55 .. other kwackers i know have advised me against upsizing saying our rims arent meant to handle 180 (our width being 4.5" I think)
                      whats been your experience with the new tyre? I would've thought upsizing would have made cornering more difficult .. do you find uneven wear on the tyre?

                      my rear has given way with the top part flattening out .. its been only 9k+ KMs that I've done, but it might be due to the speeds and load I put on the bike. (svc mechanic also pointed out that variance in cold tyre pressure adds to this, which was the case with me)
                      Looking to upgrade now and had my eyes set on the Roadtec Z8, but looks like its not available here.. Might settle with Metzeler M5I or Pirelli Angel GT..

                      Waiting for your feedback on the tyre.. Might change my mind based on your experience with it
                      Found the following information online. It will hopefully provide some insight into suitable tires/tyres for various rim sizes.

                      http://dropbears.com/motorcycles/utilities/tyrerim.htm

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                      • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                        Sorry for the absence as I was away for all this while..
                        1. We bigger tire didn't give me trouble yet.
                        2. Each service costs about 5K.
                        3. The expenditure increases when you reach the 15K mark as you need to change tires and in few instances the brakes. Mine half life is left.
                        4.gave my bike 4th service at autoservice and I am impressed with the diligence shown in servicing. He cleaned my brakes while the langford never opened them for the three previous services.
                        5. Now the av fuel consumption is different from what my console shows me as I have told the problem in my odo before in here. I guess it's 17kmpl and guys my riding style is way different from others so I know ppl get 20kmpl too.
                        That's it for now..long trips on the books so will update when available..
                        Ride hard...Ride safe!!!

                        The Beast aka Kawasaki ER6N ownership

                        two cousins two riders 2500kms south india trip great coming age

                        The ride after the return

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                        • ABS Update ?

                          Guys, any update on when the ABS version of the bike is coming ? Planning to book the bike soon, but want the ABS version.
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                          • Re: ABS Update ?

                            Originally posted by nand15 View Post
                            Guys, any update on when the ABS version of the bike is coming ? Planning to book the bike soon, but want the ABS version.
                            I don't think its coming any sooner. I too picked up a new one just 15 days ago, but wasn't that hellbent on ABS though, that too this is coming from a guy whose previous ride was a CBR 250R ABS. Besides, there is an offer running around if you buy the ER-6N within this month, there is a 30k discount on its price as well as a free Kawasaki Riding Jacket along with it. I am loving this beast to the core even though its still in the run-in period, very hard to keep it sedated though!!..
                            Last edited by kanth; 07-14-2016, 06:39 AM.

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                            • Re: ABS Update ?

                              Originally posted by nand15 View Post
                              Guys, any update on when the ABS version of the bike is coming ? Planning to book the bike soon, but want the ABS version.

                              hi

                              I can feel your agony brother.
                              I simply love the ninja300 and 650 but the ABS starts with the Versys 650 which is a bit more expensive + adventurous + Tall (i'm 5.6) for me.
                              I make frequent queries regarding this to the showroom guys but get nothing.

                              Although it is the best time to get the ER6N.



                              Cheers
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                              • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                                Hi guys,

                                I am Navneet and i am the newest entrant to x-bhp and proud owner of a month old ER6N. Would really appreciate help from fellow riders about getting used to the bike.
                                2004 Bajaj Discover
                                2005 Indica XETA GLX
                                2009 Chevrolet Spark
                                2013 Maruti Suzuki Swift VDI
                                2014 Hyundai Verna 1.6 SX CRDI
                                2015 Royal Enfield Classic 500
                                2016 Kawasaki ER6N

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