Kawasaki ER-6F Overview
The Kawasaki ER-6F is the most popular out of the middleweight motorbikes with 90% of riders preferring this bike to any other in the category, including Fazers, SV650s and Bandits. This medium-seated speedster has been described as cute-looking and a very fun rider but the best thing about this bike is that it is also completely competent so, even though you’ll have a lot of fun on it, it is also completely trustworthy.
The Kawasaki ER-6F offers a parallel twin 649cc engine that’s fuel injected and has a great amount of power for a medium-sized bike, running with 71bhp, 44mpg and a 150 miles range. It’s quick, has a throttle that responds to your slightest touch and can cope with high speeds over 100 miles per hour before it starts to struggle so, not only is it a great run around to get you from A to B, but it also gives a big sense of adventure. Its brakes have been dubbed as some of the best and the gearbox shifts smoothly, giving the ultimate riding experience.
It seems that the Kawasaki ER-6F can do no wrong with amazing handling, quick speeds and smooth riding experience so you would expect it to cost a pretty penny. However, this motorbike offers all of this at a fantastic price and is incredibly cheap to insure for both experienced and new riders. Overall, this bike is a complete winner.
Kawasaki ER-6F Spec
- Top speed130mph
- Average fuel consumption44mpg
- Seat height785mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, parallel twin
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Learnt to ride on this bike and is very reliable and easy to handle and ride
650cc and is quick does 70mph at 5000rpm and has more power there if you need it
The seat thinking of upgrading to special gel seat later on.
Had the bike for just over 5 months, had first service and happy surprised when asked if any metal flakes in oil and they said it was totally free of metal and nothing has come loose or rattles
Have ABS so brakes are very good, easy to apple and does well stopping the bike
The ER-6F rides ok I think the bike is a bit heavy but that is due to my build only being 5 foot and a bit
The engine has enough power for me and the engine response is good
To improve my bike a gear indicator would be great
The build quality around the fairing is poor
The brakes are good
Overall good, engine vibrates some of the materials, but isn't a big problem. It's an amazing commuting bike, and is reasonable fun otherwise, but it's limits are too hard to find during cornering.
It is what you expect from approximately 70bhp motorbike. Not really any situation where it hasn't got enough power on the road.
Costs around £12 in fuel for 150 miles of mixed riding, so really can't complain about fuel. Servicing is quite frequent, as it is for most bikes.
Overall very good, but it isn't going to be the same quality materials as more expensive bikes. If you look after and maintain it, it will last a long time.
Breaks are OK. ABS is quite quick to kick in if you put the brakes on too hard without weight on the front (and haven't touched the back brake to settle it). Otherwise, the are OK. Could be better.
Shore footed and light even with luggage on.
We would all like more power and a bit more speed but what the bike has is enough.
Cheap as chip and it put a smile on your face.
Other than a bit of rust on the swing arm I have had no troubles.
Quite good for a budget bike… Not over powerful.
Lightweight, manoeuvrable, suffers in cross winds a bit, corners well, can become a bit unsettled on rough tarmac
Powerful enough, no rocket but good for everyday use and won’t tie you up in knots
Not as fuel efficient as some writers would have you believe but perfectly acceptable
Exceptional, looks as good as new
Lacks a bit of feel but work well enough, abs used a few times and worthwhile having
Yes rides quite smooth and does corners well
Good for a 650 and gives the buzz you need when riding it.
Running costs is not too much as only need service, fuel consumption is bit heavy but probably to do with age
Built well and never broke down
Braking is well, got ABS and good grip through corners
Lightweight and fairly agile
As a first big bike it is more than enough for me
Difficult to tell, first bike I have owned
No problems as yet
No problems as yet, stops on the button in the dry, don't normally go out in the wet
Great throttle response and fuelling, slightly clunky change from neutral to 1st gear, but very smooth through the 'box. Lightweight and forgiving through perfectly smooth corners, but basic suspension limits ability on more challenging road surfaces. Rear suspension can leave an 'impression' on those with lower back issues. Avoid all but the smallest of surface imperfections where possible if you value your lumbar region.
Enthusiastic tuners and track day addicts are left with enough wiggle room, but in the real world, it's never out of puff, easy over-taking and super-comfortable, high-speed cruising all well within reach.
Cheap. No shocking servicing costs, even at main dealers and it sips the juice. +50mpg even when pushed, makes a daily commute affordable fun.
Improvement over predecessor continues with a now impressive level of finish. Daily use, a weekly wash, garaged nightly and it still looks 'mint' 10 months on. 100% up to the job with no niggles at all.
Kawasaki's Nissin braking with ABS easily pulls up the lightweight Ninja with effort to spare. Rear brake rarely employed or needed to be.
cheap to run
Fantastic on corners when getting bends is not time to waste for games, bike just going and making job well.
650cc but it a sport spirit really enjoyed ride and recommend.
Good I am have fealing something sometime getting 70mpg . It 7s wonderfully bike.
It is a 2016 model ride well and regular serviced.
Yes there no and issue with it ABS - will not ride bike with out ABS.
Ride is very good
Engine is powerful enough, although does lack some bite in the lower end
Cheap to insure and run
Good build quality, nothing has broken off yet.
Good grip under braking, i've managed to stop every time I needed to.
Heavy, but takes corners well. Snatchy at low throttle/rpm
For an A2 bike it's great.
Great brakes, ABS is a must