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Coming Soon to India: Kawasaki ER-6n

June 29, 2014 10:57 IST

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Kawasaki India will be displaying the ER-6n motorcycles at its dealerships in Pune and Delhi from July.

The Kawasaki ER-6n is basically the striped down, streetbike version of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 sports-tourer which has been on sale in India for the past few years.

According to our source, Kawasaki India had already brought down a unit of the ER-6n earlier this year for homologation and testing.

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By displaying the Kawasaki ER-6n at its showrooms the Japanese two-wheeler giant wants to gauge the response for the bike prior to its launch.

Since it is a naked version of the Ninja 650 part sharing between both the bikes is clearly visible with respect to fuel tank, tail section, seats and fenders.

Major visual differences are the stubby headlight, fuel tank extensions and exposed radiator. Also the riding posture of the Kawasaki ER-6n has been altered to better suit its streetbike dynamics.

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Powering the Kawasaki ER-6n is a 649cc, liquid-cooled motor similar to the Ninja 650 generating 72PS at 8,500rpm and torque figure stands at 64Nm at 7,000rpm.

Power is transmitted to the rear-wheel via a six-speed transmission. The bike employs a tubular diamond type frame which is supported by 41mm telescopic forks at front and preload adjustable mono-shock setup at rear.

Braking duties is taken care of by dual semi-floating, petal disc brakes at front and single 220mm petal disc brakes at rear.

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The Kawasaki ER-6n will make its way to our shores through the CKD (completely knocked down) route from Kawasaki's Thailand facility like the Ninja 650.

As for pricing, the thumb rule in motorcycling goes, no extra plastics and no fancy fairing means an even lesser price tag so expect it to be cheaper than the Ninja 650 by around Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000.


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