Some riders like a fully faired sportbike, some don’t. But nearly all riders agree Kawasaki’s Ninja® 650R is a great, fun-to-ride middleweight motorcycle. The Kawasaki 2010 ER-6n Sport simply leaves a little more of that torquey, rev-happy 650 twin’s innovative inner beauty out where you can see it, revealing this soulful machine’s mechanical purity of purpose. The ER-6n gets a vestigial flyscreen around its headlight / instrument pod, but for the most part the fairing of this “naked” style bike has gone bye-bye. This one’s for riders who love the feel of being in the wind — a particularly good thing if you mostly ride where the weather’s hot. Otherwise, the ER-6n packs all the hardware and handling that’s made it and its Ninja 650R brother such media darlings. And did we mention deleting the fairing also brings the price down substantially?
The nimble Kawasaki 2011 Ninja 650R Sport deftly combines user-friendly power and excellent handling. The 650R offers serious low-end grunt boosted by digital fuel injection, light weight, and a beautiful chassis that will keep riders smiling from ear to ear whether they’re riding in the canyons or commuting on city streets. Its carefully tuned suspension complete with distinctive side-mounted shock, triple petal disc brakes and light weight make this bike a serious presence in the middle of the Ninja line.
Honda 2012 Gold Wing – Plan to go everywhere.
There’s big news when it comes to the new 2012 Honda Gold Wing. Because we’ve taken what is the world’s best touring motorcycle and made it even better. The new bodywork is the first thing you’ll notice, complementing what is the best engine and chassis package the touring world has ever seen. Look a little further and you’ll discover great new improvements to the audio system, the available navigation system, and the Gold Wing’s comfort, too. And there’s new functionality, as well, like integrated iPod® connectivity and the ability to upload trips to the navi system from your home computer.
If you thought the Gold Wing was the world’s ultimate touring motorcycle, you were right. And if you think the new Gold Wing is even better, you’re right again.
|Engine Type||1832cc Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder|
|Bore And Stroke||74mm x 71mm|
|Induction||Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping|
|Valve Train||SOHC; two valves per cylinder|
|Transmission||Five-speed including Overdrive, plus electric Reverse|
|Front Suspension||45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system, 4.8 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension||Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travel|
|Front Brake||Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper|
|Trail||109mm (4.3 inches)|
|Seat Height||29.1 inches|
|Curb Weight||904-933 pounds, depending on option packages selected (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)|
|Fuel Capacity||6.6 gallons|
|Emissions||Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.|
|Available Colors||Candy Red, Pearl White, Ultra Blue Metallic, Black|
|Three Years||Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.|