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Old 10-10-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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Nice updates! The Candy lime green looks pretty awesome.
http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/pro...&id=570&scid=6

the ER-6n gets and update too but it doesn't look like we will be getting it in the US. That yellow sure looks nice...

http://www.moto-station.com/article1...er-6n-abs.html
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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Nice pics here:
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:12 AM   #3
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Loving the red one. I bet that it's a great bike to ride.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
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Fantastic! Whoever is running Kawasaki these days is doing a fabulous job. Honda could take a hint.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:24 AM   #5
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Fantastic! Whoever is running Kawasaki these days is doing a fabulous job. Honda could take a hint.
I agree. Kawasaki is kicking it up a notch.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:00 AM   #6
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I agree. Kawasaki is kicking it up a notch.
hopefully that same kicking will happen with an ADV version of the versys!
they are so close...
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:56 PM   #7
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Fantastic! Whoever is running Kawasaki these days is doing a fabulous job. Honda could take a hint.
I agree. I had an 06 650R. Put 35k miles on it. After a VFR800 decided to go back to the 650 and now have a versys and love it. And its damn reliable. Kawasaki seems to listen to owners and update their motorcycles on a regular basis. Definitely the best line up in the US from the asian brands. Would love to have a C14 as well. And maybe the Ninja 1000.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:29 PM   #8
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Kawasaki's whole line of 650 twins are just excellent I'd love to see them switch to a 270 degree crank sometime though for a bit more visceral feel and sound, otherwise there's not much wrong with them and the pricing sure can't be beat.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #9
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I agree. I had an 06 650R. Put 35k miles on it. After a VFR800 decided to go back to the 650 and now have a versys and love it. And its damn reliable. Kawasaki seems to listen to owners and update their motorcycles on a regular basis. Definitely the best line up in the US from the asian brands. Would love to have a C14 as well. And maybe the Ninja 1000.
on the dirt bike and dual sport end, i don't see much "listening"
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:49 AM   #10
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Fantastic! Whoever is running Kawasaki these days is doing a fabulous job. Honda could take a hint.
Agreed. It seems like they really are listening to the customer. Now there are undenied rumors of a Versys 1000 as well. I love both new Ninjas. Very easily made into sport touring machines.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:44 PM   #11
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I think that's the most stylish 'commuter' bike I've seen.

Well done Kawasaki.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:26 AM   #12
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....and the first thing to go? Those awful license plate holders.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:15 AM   #13
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....and the first thing to go? Those awful license plate holders.
Necessary evil those things, but I know you know that.

But yes, that is a LOT of extra plastic that add nothing to the bike. If I were to have one of these, that would probably be the first to go
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #14
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Interesting that for this year the naked version seems more appealing than the faired version, they finally nailed it with the naked this time Maybe some day ill try one, for now im just too happy with my bandit
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:49 PM   #15
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They still need to bring the ABS versions to the US too.
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