Originally Posted by p0diabl0
Your bike looks quite nice, but it's a far cry from stock. The 2nd gen ER6n (I don't think we got the first one, right?) has a headlight only a mother could love, I rank it right up there with the Gladius/SFV650 headlight. The rest of the bike is fine, but that thing on the front, ugh.
True, none of my bikes seem to stay stock for long. You are correct, we did not get the first gen ER-6N. For me the headlight on the Gladius is one of it's better features, I do not like the styling on that bike at all, and I believe the sales of it prove that they should have kept the old design, as well as the ''S'' model. Both bikes sold very well, and were universally loved. I put quite a few miles on my sons old sv-650, and had an sv-1000. Loved the 1000 engine, but aside from wheelies, the 650 was more fun to ride, that's how I ended up with all of my Kawi 650's. Suzuki really shot themselves in the foot by discontinuing the sv-650 line, if they were smart they would bring them back with updated suspension, brakes and a mild restyle in 650 and 900cc engine sizes. Then I wouldn't have to build my own bike.