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2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS
2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS

2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS
2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS

2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS
2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS


2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS Review

2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS

This is the latest evolution of the model that introduced the “Fun. Style. Easy.” concept to the world. Increased engine performance makes the new 2013 ER-6nL ABS even more fun. 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-6nL has never been more tempting.

The 2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL’s Parallel Twin engine configuration was chosen as the best balance of good power characteristics and compact size. Engine tuning delivered 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-6nL’s slim package. The 2013 engine offers more low-mid range torque for more fun and greater usability in everyday riding situations, while maintaining the smooth, high-revving character of its predecessor.


 

 

2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS Features and Benefits

Improved Engine Performance

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cm3 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.


Digital Fuel Injection

The DFI settings boost the engine’s bottom-end power while letting it rev more quickly. The sub-throttle valve equipped 38mm Keihin throttle bodies offer optimum performance and rideability. Located behind the main throttle valves, the sub-throttles are controlled by the DFI system’s ECU for a precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburettor.

Under-engine muffler

Under-engine muffler with larger volume and revised internal construction delivers increased torque in the everyday range below 7,000 rpm. The increased performance facilitates control at lower rpm and contributes to the enhanced enjoyment of the new ER-6n.


SLIMMER LIGHTER-HANDLING CHASSIS

The ER-6nL’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-6nL 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.


Increased Comfort for Rider and Pillion

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. Sporty looking tandem seat with thick cushioning ensures good passenger comfort and 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.


Seat height

Thanks to the low seat height and slim overall design, it’s easier 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 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.


Rider friendly features

The 2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS is equipped with a number of features that are designed to improve the riding experience.



Petal disc brakes with ABS

Dual 300 mm front petal disc brakes and 220 mm rear petal disc look great and deliver plenty of braking power. In addition to the very effective petal disc brakes, customers looking for an added degree of reassuring braking performance can also choose models with front and rear ABS


Multi-function Instrument Display

Stacked instrument cluster features an easier-to-read layout. Analogue-style tachometer and multi-function dual-window LCD screen use white LED backlights for excellent visibility at night. 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.


Rider-friendly Ergonomics

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 riders.

 

Colours

Candy Lime Green Type 2

Metallic Spark Black



 


 

2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $NA USD

Model not available. See Ninja 650

 


 

2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $NA CDN

Model not available. See Ninja 650



2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS – United Kingdom Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £NA (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)

Model not available. See Ninja 650



 


2013 Kawasaki ER-6nL ABS – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: TBA AU

Engine:
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cm³
Bore and Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Drivetrain:
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio 2.095 (88/42)
1st 2.438 (39/16)
2nd 1.714 (36/21)
3rd 1.333 (32/24)
4th 1.111 (30/27)
5th 0.966 (28/29)
6th 0.852 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio 3.067 (46/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame:
Type Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel:
Front 125 mm
Rear 130 mm
Tyre:
Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Caster (rake) 25°
Trail 110 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 35° / 35°
Suspension:
Front 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload
Brakes:
Front: Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Caliper Dual piston with ABS
Rear: Single 220 mm petal disc
Caliper Single-piston with ABS
Dimensions:
Overall length 2,100 mm
Overall width 770 mm
Overall height 1,110 mm
Wheelbase 1,410 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Seat height 805 mm
Curb mass 206 kg (includes full tank of fuel)
Fuel capacity 16 L
Performance:
Maximum power 35 kW {47.6 PS} / 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque 52.5 N·m {5.4 kgf·m} / 4,200 rpm
Colours:
Candy Lime Green Type 2 Metallic Spark Black


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