Kawasaki ER6F – Ride Review

The Reason why it all has to be done is because my real ride has gone in for a full engine job which leaves me with this courtesy motorcycle from the workshop.

So the full story on my bike unfolds here in this video. It is a bit more of emotional meltdown to know that I had to get this done at this stage but I am not left with any other option before I get myself killed if it locks up while riding !!

As of now,  since you know the whole story about my ride – Here is the additional story of the courtesy ride. I have been on it for 550miles when I did this review but by the end I return it back it would already have gone well over a 800miles in a period of 8days and here is the real review.

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I do not write what people do because I do not get paid to do these things but I get the pleasure to share these real opinions in the real world.  So for the full details of the why you should and should not buy a “Kawasaki ER6F” or rather also known as “Ninja 650” watch the video.

In all honesty, it is a city bike.  No hidden reasons but if you are light and small person this is the way to go and if you are riding it mostly in the city through the traffic.

I am myself not a big lad and too tall. At 178cms, I cant really enjoy this bike on the open roads or on the motorways.

“-“ The maximum top end is 110mph, the brakes are shabby – even though they are with ABS, Suspension feels really not meant to do two up on it ever and to add more – it is a beginners bike in all honesty.

“+” The good points, its a small, light(178kgs), compact, traffic friendly,  easy to filter through traffic, good mileage, thumper, two cyclinder parallel twin and Nifty Fifty bike.

Don’t expect anything more out of this bike – It is good  “A to B” bike ONLY.

8 thoughts on “Kawasaki ER6F – Ride Review

  1. Live Love Be Green April 19, 2013 / 7:01 pm

    Good info to know. Your review was very well done. Hope your Blue Bird flies through “open heart surgery” with ease.

    • FreeBird April 19, 2013 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope so too to get it back soon but its going to be another week before I can get it back. Few parts need to come back from Japan.
      Thank you once again for leaving your foot prints.


  2. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com./jmsabbagh86@gmail.com April 21, 2013 / 1:37 am

    Incredible post .Excellent reading,Thank you for your like on my post ( Our Anniversary ) Blessings and regards.jalal

  3. Tony July 21, 2013 / 11:58 am

    Excellent , you have saved me finding out the hard way, thanks.

  4. Dee March 24, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    Firstly…. MANY thanks Mani for all the time and effort you put into ALL your reviews….they are some of the best ones I have seen.( and believe me, I have seen MANY ) ! :lol

    Secondly…..I know you ( as a seasoned rider ) is not impressed…..BUT…what do you think about the ER6F as a first big bike, for a pretty short ( 5′ 3″ ) old (ish) lady, who is just wanting a bike that’s going to be easy to ride and handle and hopefully instil some confidence in me ?

    My other half rides a CBR1100xx Super Blackbird and basically ( after riding one of these ) said the bike is easy to ride/handle…but TOTALLY uninspiring ! I guess when you have ridden other big bikes then that’s a consideration. However, when ALL I have to gauge it against is my little CBR125r….it may seem quite inspiring to me…even if just at first ! ; )

    I was thinking about buying one literally with a view to keeping it just a few months ( I would need something more suitable for motorways anyway as we travel a lot…usually on the Blackbird )..just to as I said, gain some big bike experience.

    I would be really interested to know what you think as well as any other suggestions you might have for a first big bike….it’s like a minefield out there and I am currently in danger of drowning in reviews !! :: O.

    Dee : )

    • Dee March 24, 2014 / 7:24 pm

      P.s….I know it’s a while ago now…but I trust your ” BlueBird ” came through the surgery well and the two of you were happily reunited ? That’s some serious mileage you have clocked up together, no wonder you are so attached to her ! : D

      • FreeBird April 14, 2014 / 10:48 pm

        Thanks Dee, I have been away for a while but back on. I shall reply to your comment in the most beautiful way but first I need to get the new blog post. 🙂

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