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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:
http://www.moto-infos.com/photos-act...-et-er-6f.html
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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 10-10-2011, 09:26 AM   #6
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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   #7
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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   #8
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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   #9
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They still need to bring the ABS versions to the US too.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:47 PM   #10
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I had one, an '06.

If I were to do it again, I'd get the naked version. Little bit less weight, better looking, lower bars, more wind, more fun.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:17 PM   #11
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Damn I love this time of year!!
Kawi is really putting out some nice stuff.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:00 AM   #12
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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, 04:04 AM   #13
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I can see now why Honda have that new 700cc motor in a variety of guises. I just wish Kwak didn't have such an aversion to center stands. Makes life much easier.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:36 AM   #14
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I can see now why Honda have that new 700cc motor in a variety of guises. I just wish Kwak didn't have such an aversion to center stands. Makes life much easier.
I don't think it is an aversion to center stands as much as it is a desire to maintain the weight balance and style they've created with the sideways battery, laydown shock, and underbelly exhaust. It really is a tidy package - the bike feels smaller than it weighs, and it is very flickable.

I had a rear stand for mine at home, and I've seen fairly effective little stilts for the rear axle that allow you to at least spin the rear wheel for chain maintenance on the road.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:10 AM   #15
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Nice looking bikes! Looking at their other models, it seems they are trying to make all of them appear more aggressive.

I have an '07 and really enjoy it. As a short female I really like how narrow and light this bike is. It has more power than I'll ever need and handles very nimbly (at least on public roadways).

(Sidetrack - I have to laugh at people that claim it lacks power or is a "snooze" to drive - they demonstrate how clueless they are with regard to their motorcycle knowlege, driving skills or both)

At some point I'll have decide if I want to make serious modifications, or change bikes (financially neither is a current option), but the more I learn about different bikes, the more modifying and keeping this one looks like the better option.
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