Whichever part of the world you might be reading this in, chances are, you must’ve witnessed a scene from a Bollywood flick where the actor jumps from a cliff straight onto a horse’s back. He then rides it so fast, it beats the world record for the fastest horse on the Bonneville flats as he chases the villian in a sports car.
We as bikers have taken a leaf and an entire tree out of such incidents, for we refuse to buy any motorcycle without getting on it’s saddle in the showroom and imagine ourselves chasing a car driven by our imaginary father in-law, dressed as a dacoit. As you notice your bride who is busy checking her make-up in the vanity mirror, a man taps on your shoulder and smiles to say, “Saar, loan or cash”?
The Kawasaki ER-6N as a result will be previewed in it’s Pune and Delhi showrooms next month onwards, to gauge customer response prior to it’s launch. The bike is a naked version of the Ninja 650 sports tourer, which has been on sale for quite some time now and a unit has been brought down already for homologation and testing.
The ER-6N will sport a different headlamp unit, fuel-tank extensions and an exposed radiator. Riding position will be different in comparison to it’s faired twin. Powering this streetbike will be a 649cc liquid cooled, parallel twin motor, rated for 71 bhp. A six speed gearbox, dual 300 mm petal discs up front and a single 200 mm disc at the rear. Should attract a lower sticker price compared to it’s faired version.
Source: Good folks at Zigwheels