Remember those upgrades the Ninja 650 got for 2012? Well, the ER6-n naked bike is getting most of the changes as well.
Just like its fully-dressed sibling, the ER-6n is getting a slimmer twin-spar perimeter frame. The engine is a stressed member, and Kawasaki says the changes, intended to shorten the machine’s wheelbase and centralize mass, have lightened handling.
There have been some bodywork changes — a reworked tail section — and the dash and headlight have both been re-designed to make the bike more compact up front.
The seat has thicker foam and some other design changes, for more comfort.
As with most other re-designed bikes, the ER6-n’s motor has been re-tuned a bit. Kawasaki says riders should have more low- and mid-range torque on hand. The motor breathes in through intake ducts that now extend through the frame, and breathes out through a new, larger underbelly muffler.
The 38mm throttle bodies now feature sub-throttles, to improve response and help high-power output. Pricing is $7,899.
Talking of pricing, Kawasaki Canada have confirmed numbers for their other new bikes as follows; ZX14 – $16,999, Ninja 650 – $8,299 and the brand new Versys 1000 – $13,999.