Model Information ER-6n ABS LAMS

Model Information ER-6n ABS LAMS
2013 Model Information
wooeL nave: ER=6N ABS LAMS
vopeL cone: ER650FDS W
A LAMS Approved Full Sized 650 with ABS Braking
This is the latest evolution of the model that introduced the “Fun. Style. Easy.” concept to the world.
Aggressive street-fighter looks make it even more stylish. And a slimmer new chassis and comfortable new
seat make it even easier to ride than before.
Whether a new rider getting acquainted with the joy of motorcycling for the first time, or an experienced rider
looking for a fun, stress-free way to get around, the package offered by the ER-6n has never been more
tempting. Now there is a Learner Approved model for New Zealand riders that has all the attributes of a full
size motorcycle.
This model meets the New Zealand Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAMS) regulations and has the added
safety of ABS braking.
The latest evolution of the ER-6n design is the result of the pursuit of the beauty inherent in a naked
Sharp new bodywork is complemented by a new double-pipe perimeter-style frame and characteristic
offset laydown rear suspension to create a package with aggressive street-fighter looks. Like on its
predecessor, all lines move forward and downward, suggesting a crouching countenance, however sharp
new bodywork gives the new machine a much more condensed, mass-forward appearance. The ER-6n’s
simple design avoids all superfluous design flourishes, highlighting the functionality of each of its
components. Attention to the smallest details contributes to the new bike's high-quality finish.
Frame/Rear Suspension/Swingarm
%* Like on its predecessor, the all-new double-pipe perimeter-style frame is a key component of the ER-6n's
identity. As before, the new bodywork accentuates the frame, rather than hiding it.
X Double-pipe design of the new frame, made from high-tensile steel, contributes to the bike's lightweight
The design of the frame, rear suspension and swingarm create an integrated line running from the
steering head to the rear hub.
% Offset laydown rear single-shock suspension flows smoothly from the frame to the swingarm.
Xx Following the lines of the frame and rear shock, the swingarm also features the new double-pipe design,
complementing the design of the frame and contributing to the ER-6n’s high-quality appearance.
The swingarm's gull-arm style design on the right side enables the more aggressive angle of the muffler.
Xx Elegant design of the one-piece rider/passenger footpeg stays complements the new swingarm.
X Finish at frame joints is very clean, adding to the overall quality of the bike.
% More compact headlamp shroud is shorter front to back, and designed to
make it look slimmer vertically as well — an image reinforced by the smoked
instrument visor.
ЖЖ Angular design of the stacked dual headlamp helps maintain the identity
of the ER-6n while contributing to the sharp new street-fighter looks.
Fork guards mounted under the headlamp shroud contribute to the
condensed, mass-forward image.
They also offer protection against dirt and debris for the fork inner tubes.
Y Similar to the design of the Z1000, the key cylinder moves rearward to
create the space needed to enable the more compact front area. The key
cylinder is now located at the front of the fuel tank.
Fuel tank is 20 mm taller, helping to visually concentrate the ER-6n's
mass at the front of the bike. The rear of the tank slopes back in a straight
line to the seat.
% Revised shrouds are narrower when viewed from the front. Front turn
signals, previously built-in to the shrouds, are mounted on the headlamp shroud.
Xx Clear turn signal lenses with orange bulbs further enhance the machine's -—
high-quality appearance.
Xx Blacked-out side covers help make the rear of the bike look lighter.
Y Sharper tail cowl is 10 mm shorter, helping to move volume away from
the rear of the bike. A sharper new LED taillight contributes to the slimmer
Sculpted new grab bars offer an easy grip as well as tie-down points for
securing small items to the rear seat.
% Sharper front fender design contributes to the aggressive new look.
Sharper design for the belly cowl adds to the street-fighter image.
X An inner fender helps keep the underside of the tail cowl clean and contributes to the ER-6n’s sporty
% Attention given to detailed parts and care taken to ensure clean welding lines result in a high-quality
To enable the more compact front area, the instrument
cluster was moved as far back as possible. It is mounted
above the handlebar.
% Smoked instrument visor helps give the instrument cluster
a compact appearance. When viewed from the side, the dark
colour also contributes a slimming effect to the front area.
vk Stacked instrument cluster features an easier-to-read
layout. Analogue-style tachometer uses white LED backlights
for excellent visibility at night. The multi-function LCD screen
has blue backlighting.
In addition to the fuel gauge, digital speedometer, clock,
odometer and dual trip meters, new features include:
remaining range, average/instant fuel consumption and the
Economical Riding Indicator.
Xx Raised tick marks on the tachometer dial face, a bubble lens and elevated instrument frame construction
contribute to the instrumentation’s greater legibility as well as a high-quality image.
% The attractively bent exhaust pipes and under-engine muffler arrangement
contribute to the ER-6n's attractive styling.
% Muffler end-cap has a sharper design and both the end-cap and silencer are set
at a steeper angle, contributing to an aggressive and lightweight image.
Y Hairline finish on the header pipes and silencer adds to the quality finish in this
ЖЖ Triple petal disc brakes contribute to the bike's sporty image.
Y Attractive 6-spoke wheels give the bike a light look while reducing unsprung
% ABS system on this model offers riders added braking security.
The ER-6n's Parallel Twin engine configuration was chosen as the best balance of good power
characteristics and compact size. Engine tuning delivers both a rider-friendly character ideal for new
riders and performance to put a smile on the faces of more experienced riders.
The engine's compact size was one of the keys to realising the ER-6n's slim package. The 2012 engine
offers more low-mid range torque for more fun and greater usability in everyday riding situations, while
maintaining the smooth, character of its predecessor.
Engine Performance
Y Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cc Parallel Twin with fuel injection delivers smooth, responsive
performance, especially in the low and medium rpm ranges. The engine was tuned for rider-friendly power
characteristics that will inspire confidence in new riders.
Xx The engine’s excellent mid-range power characteristics make the bike especially fun to ride at medium
speeds on city streets. Roll-on response is exceptional, offering impressive passing performance.
Xx Intake ducts extend through the frame tubes to ensure a source of cool fresh air for the engine. This also
contributes to the induction note, adding to rider excitement.
Large-bore 38 mm throttle bodies feature sub-throttles for good power output with smooth, sensitive
throttle response.
Xx Air cleaner uses a paper filter element (previously oil-wetted foam) for improved air flow and dirt filtration
Xx The connector tube joining the header pipes helps eliminate peaks and valleys in the torque curve,
resulting in smoother power delivery.
Y Finish at frame joints is much cleaner, improving overall quality of the
% Under-engine muffler with larger volume and revised internal
construction delivers increased torque in the everyday range below 7,000
rom. The increased performance facilitates control at lower rom and
contributes to the enhanced enjoyment of the new ER-6n.
Compact Engine Design
% The ER-6n's 649 cm3 liquid-cooled power unit is loaded with
innovative technology that enabled its compact design to be realised:
>> Triangular layout of the crankshaft and transmission shafts makes the engine very short front-to-back.
>> Transmission input shaft, output shaft and change drum are contained in a “cassette” style package that
both allows a compact layout and facilitates transmission maintenance chores.
>> Semi-dry sump design reduces engine height.
>> Plated, linerless cylinder is lightweight, and the narrow cylinder pitch reduces engine width.
>> Under-engine muffler improves mass centralisation and lowers the bike's centre of gravity.
Euro-lll Compliant
The combination of efficient fuel injection and a 3-way catalyser inside the muffler result in low emissions.
% Revised muffler internal construction and catalyser layout ensure clean emissions that will pass stringent
Euro-lll regulations.
The ER-6n's compact size is due largely to its compact Parallel Twin engine, which enabled the use of a
narrow, lightweight frame. While the new double-pipe perimeter-style frame, clearly visible, maintains the key
design elements of its predecessor, a new backbone-style rear frame design enables an even slimmer
package. Rigidity balance of the new frame and swingarm, and new suspension settings deliver lighter,
easier handling, while maintaining the sporty nature of the previous model. And with a new seat contributing
to both comfort and peace of mind, care of an easier reach to the ground, the new ER-6n is more
accessible than ever.
More Compact Package
Together with the compact engine and new rear frame, the frame’s design realises
a package that is slim, low, lightweight and compact.
>> The compact engine allows use of a slim, minimalist frame, resulting in a design that is narrow at the
knees and feet.
>> The compact engine also allows an extremely short wheelbase, giving light and nimble handling.
>> Because a long swingarm can be used, rear suspension action and handling are both improved.
>> 3D analysis was used to achieve the ideal stiffness balance for the frame, contributing to the superb
handling characteristics.
>> The frame is constructed of high-tensile steel, giving it a lightness rivalling that of aluminium frames.
>> The layout of the offset single-shock rear suspension allows the battery to be located beside the shock
instead of beneath it. This elegant arrangement allows a lower seat height as well as a slim design.
Slim backbone-style rear frame design allows all components to be positioned closer to the bike centreline.
>> Up top, the tubular seat rails are replaced by a single beam (formed from interlocked C-section pieces).
The slim design enables the more comfortable seat construction.
>> At the swingarm pivot, the lower part of rear frame is supported by two sleeves through which the
swingarm bolt passes. This enables a narrower design between the rider's feet, facilitating the reach to the
The new rear frame also enables an increased payload (180 kg >> 200 kg).
Xx The same characteristics that make it fun to ride (responsive handling and rider-friendly ergonomics),
also make the ER-6n ideal for new riders.
% A short wheelbase and tight turning radius contribute to the ER-6n’s high manoeuvrability
Lighter Handling
The rigidity balance of the double-pipe frame and swingarm contributes to a lighter, easier handling package.
Rigid-mount engine is a stressed member, contributing to the frame’s idealised rigidity balance.
Xx The swingarm's new double-pipe design makes use of a D-section tube (upper right tube) for optimal
% Revised suspension has longer stroke front and rear, offering both sporty handling and enhanced comfort.
Rear shock length and stroke are 2 mm longer; front fork is 15 mm longer with 5 mm longer stroke to
match the rear. The longer strokes enable lower spring rates. Damping was revised accordingly.
Increased Comfort
% Two-piece seat features thicker cushioning for increased comfort.
The front seat is not only thicker at the top edge, but thanks to the new rear frame design the plastic seat
base construction was completely revised, enabling much thicker cushioning throughout.
Seat Comparison
Flatter seat surface
2011 Model
2012 Model
Ж Ergonomic passenger grips are positioned to make them easy for tandem riders to grab. Good passenger
confidence makes it easier for riders when carrying a pillion.
Revised suspension settings also contribute to an overall increase in ride comfort.
X Handlebar is rubber-mounted to reduce vibration transmitted through the handle grips and to the mirrors.
X Seat bracket is rubber-mounted at the front to reduced vibration transferred through the seat.
Xx Footpeg stays are rubber-mounted and both rider and pillion footpegs are rubber-coated to further reduce
Rider-friendly Ergonomics
Xx The riding position was specially designed to inspire rider confidence. An ideal relationship between the
handlebars, seat and footpegs results in a comfortable and natural position suitable for a wide range of
Slightly wider handlebar (10 mm each side) offers larger riders a little more room.
ЖЖ The narrow frame and engine create a narrow overall package, allowing the rider to keep his or her knees
and feet close together.
Thanks to the low seat height and slim overall design, it's easy to keep both feet firmly on the ground
when stopped, an important consideration for many riders.
% While the new seat does not lower the seat height, its construction and the narrower distance between
the pivot covers (both possible thanks to the slim new rear frame design) result in a slimmer package
between the rider's feet. Riders are now able to put their feet on the ground approximately 50 mm closer
together (each side), which makes the reach to the ground feel significantly shorter.
Dual 300 mm front petal disc brakes and 220 mm rear petal disc look great and deliver plenty of braking
% Front brake master cylinder uses a 14 mm piston; 27 mm pistons are used for the twin-piston front brake.
Ж In addition to the very effective petal disc brakes, customers looking for an added degree of reassuring
braking performance have front and rear ABS
% Compact new ABS unit has a more advanced processor that enables more precise ABS control.
Metallic Flat Spark Black
Candy Lime Green
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cc
Bore and Stroke 83 x 60 mm
Valve system DOHC, 8-valves
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel system Fuel injection: 238 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final drive Sealed chain
Type Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Caster (rake) 25 degrees
Trail 110 mm
Tyre: Front 120/70ZR17M/C
Rear 160/60ZR17M/C
Front: Type 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear: Type Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload
Front Type Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs with ABS
Caliper Dual piston
Rear: Type Single 220 mm petal disc with ABS
Caliper Single-piston
Overall length 2,110 mm
Overall width 770 mm
Overall height 1,110 mm
Wheelbase 1,410 mm
Seat height 805 mm
Curb mass 206 kg
Fuel capacity 16.0 litres
Maximum power 35 kW / 8,000 rpm
*Curb mass is the weight with all fluids including fuel, plus tool kit etc. This is an accurate ready to ride weight.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions.
We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine
supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice.
Equipment illustrated, colours and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.
Kawasaki Motorcycle Distributors.
PO Box 20-1075, Auckland International Airport.
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