With over 9,000 miles on the clock this year I’ve got to know the little Kawasaki pretty well. As a commuter it gets top marks, being light and slender enough to make cutting through traffic a breeze. Fuel usage is good, hitting just under 70mpg during a long 60-70mph run but as low as 48mpg when giving it some stick through the twisty bits. It’s a budget motorcycle so it’s not without its faults but most of these can be overcome pretty easily as long as you’re prepared to pay for it. Continue Reading
I have to concede that I’ve been trying to fit way too much in lately which is why I’ve not updated this blog for months! So what are the updates over the past few months? Well I’ve added some bobbins on the rear swing arm to allow me to use a paddock stand, making lubing the chain a lot easier (the ER6 doesn’t allow for a centre stand). The Puig screen was removed because it was a bit ugly and I enjoyed the breeze throughout the summer, although it has been fitted back onto the bike this week ready for winter (although the sun has decided to come out NOW making for perfect naked touring). I’m also booked in for the 7.5k service at the end of October when it will have some Hot Grips fitted ready to brave the worst winter has to throw at me. Continue Reading
Like what I did with the title? Anyway I’ve had the ER6n for over 6 months now and it’s just gone through its 4k service with no issues (touch wood). The only thing to note is I’d overfilled it with oil which seemed to have a slight affect on the MPG but then I could also put that down to riding faster as I get more comfortable on the bike – actually the later is probably more likely!