Kawasaki ER6f 2008
by Denise Cowan
(Warrnambool, Victoria. Australia)
Lowered Kawasaki ER6f and Denise
After much research I chose the ER6f for a number of reasons. I am vertically challenged at 5'1" and I didn't want a cruiser as I wanted to keep up with my partner(Suzuki Bandit). We all make alterations to our bikes, mine were early and major. A Suspension overhaul that lowered the bike by 2" (thanks Wilburs)and a shortening of the side stand and brake leaver and a lengthening of the gear leaver. Add in a set of Givi luggage and you have a bike that is a ball to ride around town and should be good on the long haul (about to tour Tasmania for 2 weeks). The bike is narrow and light but the engine has plenty of grunt and produces a wonderful sound when you twist with your right hand, unbeatable value and great looks. While the screen is not high, its plenty for someone my height and the fairing offers plenty of protection. I will probably change the handlebars so I sit up a bit more but its fine for the moment. Remember bikes are meant to be customized! Overall a bike with great potential for the smaller bike rider who wants more than a 250 and doesn't want a cruiser.