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siinthai
31st March 2009, 06:51 PM
Was at the motorshow yesterday with the ambassador and swellsrides from Phuket.
The ER6F will be on sale before the end of the year for 280,000 baht....its awesome looking bike and Ithink there'll be lots of very happy owners soon.
Hopefully Ian can post some pics.

KZ
1st April 2009, 11:01 AM
Is that the "Ninja" with the full fairing? I've posted some pics already, but more pics won't hurt...

KZ
1st April 2009, 04:04 PM
Google and you will find! Here's an article on the new ER6f, which has been updated. Less vibrations an different styling; I kind of like the roundish look of the old model but the new one looks better! Check it out:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/mot ... eview.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motorbikes/4980539/Kawasaki-ER-6f-review.html)

Ian Bungy
3rd April 2009, 03:52 PM
OK here are the Pictures of the New ER6f. I was Actually Surprised Just How Good it Looks as I wasn't expecting it to be Better than the ER6n but Trust me in the Flesh it is a Glamour :shock: It has quite a few More Goodies compared to the n including ABS and of Course the Beautiful Front Lights and Fairing. Also a Totally Different Dash Board :wink: It doesn't look to much different from a FZ6 actually except a little More Compact. So for the Extra Cost over the n I think it is Worth the 280.000 Baht and it is Still Quite a bit cheaper than its nearest Rivals 8)

Available in Traditional Green.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb58/ianbungy/BKKMotorshow010.jpg

Or this Blue Colour.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb58/ianbungy/BKKMotorshow019.jpg

I think Both Colours are Nice Personally!!! I am Sure we will see Plenty of these on the Road soon, Another Great Priced Bike from Kawasaki!!!

TonyBKK
10th April 2009, 02:40 PM
Yeah- great looking bike! Can't wait!
http://asianconnection71.com/040509ER6fMe.jpg

http://asianconnection71.com/040509ER6f6.jpg

http://asianconnection71.com/040509ER6f.jpg

http://asianconnection71.com/040509ER6f4.jpg

http://asianconnection71.com/040509ER6f5.jpg

Not so hot on the digital dash...
http://asianconnection71.com/040509ER6fDash.jpg

Personally I prefer analog dials, but oh well...
http://asianconnection71.com/040509ER6fDash1.jpg
There sure is a massive amount of room in that cockpit... Let's see, maybe add a ciggie lighter, MP3 player and speakers, can I play movies on that screen? ;)

Have you seen the Kawasaki Promotional Video for the 2009 ER6f?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHCDMs4TSD8

Let the Good Times Roll!

Tony
http://asianconnection71.com/kawasaki_er6f_2009.jpg

TonyBKK
10th April 2009, 02:47 PM
The old ER6f had analog speedo and tach which looked great. Not sure why so many manufacturers are going for digital... Oh well. It actually does look pretty good when it's fired up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP3BLxyox_U

Happy Trails!

Tony

nikster
11th April 2009, 11:26 AM
What is this? Motor show pix without any girls in them? How did that happen?

;)

TonyBKK
11th April 2009, 09:23 PM
555 :wink:

Ask and ye shall receive!

http://asianconnection71.com/040509TigerGirlZm.jpg

http://asianconnection71.com/040509Yum1.jpg

http://asianconnection71.com/040509Yum2Zm.jpg

http://asianconnection71.com/KawaLovely2.JPG

Happy Trails!

Tony

Ian Bungy
12th April 2009, 10:59 AM
Hi Tony,
The Girl in the Kawasaki Shirt ( A real little Glamour :D ) is the One Who gave me the Brochure and all the Information on the Kawasaki Big Bikes!!! She Knew more than anyone Else there I talked to and She Spoke Perfect English!!! :wink: Pity More Guys didn't concentrate on Girls Like this instead of Chasing the Jungle Bunnies from the Bars who they Can't even have a Conversation with :shock:

nikster
12th April 2009, 12:42 PM
Ahh, much better now, thanks Tony ;)

KZ
13th April 2009, 09:55 AM
At first I was a bit surprised at the price of the Ninja 650 (as it is called in the US - this "n" and "f" sounds like factory abbreviations). 55K THB more for the faired model? But the new bike has quite some upgrades and goodies that are worth the money. And after all, if you compare it to other availabe bikes (or soon to be available bikes like the SV650) it is still by far the best price!

TonyBKK
13th April 2009, 12:08 PM
Well, if the price of ER6f does turn out to be ~280,xxx Baht then that's is a significant mark up over the 225,000 Baht ER6n.

BTW the ER6f is NOT the same as the US Ninja 650R as ABS is not available on the Ninja 650R and there are a few other cosmetic differences as well.

So, is the ER6f worth 55,xxx Baht more than the ER6n? Honestly, no. It's a bit overpriced. But I'm still gonna buy one as 280,000 baht is a screaming good deal for a brand new 650 cc 100% legal, dealer supported bike here in Thailand.

A competent mechanic (which I am not!) could slap 'f' fairings and ABS on an ER6n for around 30,000 Baht... The conversion is not as simple as you might think though because the 'f' has a completely different instrument cluster than the 'n' and would require major rewiring...

Happy Trails!

Tony

TonyBKK
13th April 2009, 12:15 PM
soon to be available bikes like the SV650

The Suzuki SV650 would be good competition for the Kawasaki ER6n/f, but what makes you think it will ever be available in Thailand? Since Suzuki has no big bike dealerships in the Kingdom the only way to get one will be through an importer and the cost will easily be more than double the cost of the Thai made ER6...
Did I miss something? Is Suzuki going to start selling big bikes in the Kingdom? That would be a nice surprise :)

Ian Bungy
13th April 2009, 02:31 PM
Hi Tony,
Check My Post on Suzuki Big Bikes at:
http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorc ... t5590.html (http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/suzuki-big-bikes-t5590.html)
I got all the Prices, Info and Catalogue from the Motorshow. They Never said What date they would start but seemed like ASAP?

TonyBKK
13th April 2009, 07:53 PM
Hi Tony,
Check My Post on Suzuki Big Bikes at:
http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorc ... t5590.html (http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/suzuki-big-bikes-t5590.html)
I got all the Prices, Info and Catalogue from the Motorshow. They Never said What date they would start but seemed like ASAP?

Ah- right on!

Glad to hear Suzuki will finally start selling big bikes in Thailand, but I wonder when and how are they going to do it? Currently the only way to get a Suzuki is through a grey market importer, so no warranty or service.

Are Suzuki going to open some Big Bike showrooms around the country like Kawasaki and Yamaha have done? Or will they sell the bikes through regular mom 'n pop scooter shops? (Seems unlikely...) Or perhaps they will have some other kind of distribution channel.

Anyone know?

Happy Trails!

Tony

Davidfl
13th April 2009, 08:08 PM
Are Suzuki going to open some Big Bike showrooms around the country like Kawasaki and Yamaha have done? Or will they sell the bikes through regular mom 'n pop scooter shops? (Seems unlikely...) Or perhaps they will have some other kind of distribution channel.

Anyone know?

Happy Trails!

Tony

Tony
I think Suzuki will be doing it themselves through their dealer network.
Take a look here

http://www.thaisuzuki.co.th/en/new_technology.asp

nikster
14th April 2009, 09:27 PM
That makes a lot of sense since Suzuki already has a Thailand-wide dealer network for selling their cars. If I'd have to take a guess... ;)

KZ
15th April 2009, 11:58 AM
If you compare the faggoty 650 Gladius for 450K THB with the ER6n for exactly half the price I say: double winner KAWASAKI!!!

nikster
15th April 2009, 12:03 PM
If you compare the faggoty 650 Gladius for 450K THB with the ER6n for exactly half the price I say: double winner KAWASAKI!!!

Well if you compare two good competing machines that are meant to sell at the same price and then you make one of them double price then it's clear who the winner is going to be.

Suzuki will have to wait 10 (8?) years until the import duties via the FTA are 0. And then they can compete.

TonyBKK
15th April 2009, 12:07 PM
^ LMAO! Faggoty indeed! http://asianconnection71.com/crazy.gif

http://www.ttmotoren.nl/images2/suzuki_gladius_2009_01.jpg

Fugly exhaust, gay colors, stupid name, and CHROME MIRRORS?!?! Asking 450,000 Baht?! What are they thinking?! http://asianconnection71.com/loco.gif

KZ
15th April 2009, 04:02 PM
nikster, you have to ask WHY the ER6n is only half price - that's the point where Kawasaki wins. Plus the (arguably) better looks make Kawa the double winner. - In the US, where the bikes are almost the same price, I'd go for the SV since I've read only good things about the engine, but now and here there's no question that Kawasaki outsmarted the rest of them!

TonyBKK
15th April 2009, 04:53 PM
Well, if we were in our home countries I suspect a lot of us would ride something else.
Prior to coming to Thailand I was a pretty loyal Honda guy. CBRs and VFRs were my thing.
If the red shirts take over and Toxin comes back I'm going back to the US where I'll reward myself with a Honda VFR800 Interceptor.
http://static.blogo.it/motoblog/honda-vfr-colorazioni-2009/honda_vfr_2009_03.jpg
The VFR has always been one of my very favorite bikes, but WAY too overpriced here in Thailand. And if something goes wrong with that VTEC engine where in the world would you get it fixed in Thailand?
The Thai built Kawasakis are the best deals going in Thailand right now. Sure there are better bikes, but the markup on imports is hard to swallow.
Happy Trails!
Tony

TonyBKK
5th June 2009, 10:21 AM
The ER6f is coming! :D

Kawasaki is now accepting deposits on the ER6f!

MOTORCYCLE PURCHASE ORDER

ER6f Green Unit Price 261,682.24
Tax 7% 18,317.76
280,000.00

Registration 925.00
3rd Party Insurance 645.00
1,570.00

(Unit Price subject to change- see below)

I'm number one on the list in Bangkok for a green ER6f, final price still not set in stone, but guaranteed not to exceed 280k. Implied that final price will come down some but the sales staff can't make any promises as the final price has not yet been determined by management.

Delivery date not set- could be as late as October but said they'd try their best to get me one earlier. Implied that perhaps late August delivery might be possible.

Let the Good Times Roll!

Tony

nikster
13th June 2009, 08:25 AM
What's the difference to the ER-6n, apart from the looks? I guess the ER-6F has ABS, anything else? Is the F version lower on the road?

I want it but where I live we have very large pot holes & the last 500m to my house is a dirt road which can get muddy.

60K is quite a difference in price.

Tony, are you going to add this one to your Kawa collection or are you actually going to go and sell one of your previous bikes? Just curious...

The VFR looks hot... Unfortunately Honda is too successful doing what they do in the LOS, they'll be the last to change.

TonyBKK
1st August 2009, 02:45 PM
Here she is- the 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R ABS!
http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R6a.jpg

Confirmed price- 257,000 Thai Baht!
http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R5.jpg

Khun Chan wasn't working today and the other guys didn't seem to know much of anything about the bike but they said they will start delivering them this month!

The showroom model is wearing Bridgestone Battlax BT021's-
http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R7.jpg

The sales guys couldn't tell me definitively if the new Ninja 650R's will be wearing Bridgestones... I'm not a big fan of the Dunlop Roadsmarts that came with the ER6n so I'm hoping for the Battlax's on the new Ninja.

http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R4.jpg

The Ninja 650R that's been sold in North America has never had ABS, but perhaps for 2010 ABS will be an option worldwide.

Cockpit looks unchanged from the '09-
http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R3.jpg

Everyone has noticed the painted lower fairing-
http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R2.jpg

I noticed that the 2010 Ninja 650R has an idle adjust screw. Don't have that on my 09 ER6n...
http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R1.jpg

The powdercoated grab bars and matching tail piece are new for the 2010 Ninja 650R-
http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R.jpg

The Kwackerzaki guys seem to think I'll be able to get my bike in a couple of weeks!
http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R6.jpg :D

Let the Good Times Roll!!!

Tony

Marco
1st August 2009, 02:50 PM
Tony

That looks nice, do you have Thai spec's just in case they would be diferent for EU models?

price tag, is tempting, did you do testing already, id so give us results.

what ya think would that be suitable big for big lads like my self?

TonyBKK
1st August 2009, 03:28 PM
Hi Marco,

I don't have the 2010 specs but it would appear to be identical to the 2009 ER6f with only minor cosmetic changes. Same engine and frame as the 2009. The specs for the 2009 are available here: http://www.kawasakibigbike.com/productlineup_09.html

No need to test drive- it's identical frame and engine to my ER6n so I know how it will handle. Will be nice to finally have a fairing, ABS and tall windscreen!

A suitable bike for a big guy like you? Well- the old Panzer Wagon seemed to fit you quite well. Did you already sell it?

I think a 650 would look like a toy with you on it :wink: Ever consider a Yamaha FJR1300? NICE bike!
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/assets/products/mcy/general/media_content_unit0188180bdf.jpg

Happy Trails!

Tony

nikster
1st August 2009, 03:44 PM
Hmm... is that green looking more "metallic" than the 250 Ninja? Personally, I like the Hulk-green better ;)

TonyBKK
1st August 2009, 03:50 PM
Hmm... is that green looking more "metallic" than the 250 Ninja? Personally, I like the Hulk-green better ;)

Ha ha- Hulk Green! I like that!

The Ninja 650R / ER6f is called "Lime Green" which is a slightly different shade from the usual Kawasaki Racing Green. I'm kinda color blind, so to me it just looks a bit darker... Not sure about 'metallic'...
Not sure if the other color is still Plasma Blue or if perhaps they'll offer Black and / or Red like they do in some other markets.
Happy Trails!
Tony

Marco
1st August 2009, 04:40 PM
Hi Marco,

I don't have the 2010 specs but it would appear to be identical to the 2009 ER6f with only minor cosmetic changes. Same engine and frame as the 2009. The specs for the 2009 are available here: http://www.kawasakibigbike.com/productlineup_09.html

No need to test drive- it's identical frame and engine to my ER6n so I know how it will handle. Will be nice to finally have a fairing, ABS and tall windscreen!

A suitable bike for a big guy like you? Well- the old Panzer Wagon seemed to fit you quite well. Did you already sell it?

I think a 650 would look like a toy with you on it :wink: Ever consider a Yamaha FJR1300? NICE bike!
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/assets/products/mcy/general/media_content_unit0188180bdf.jpg

Happy Trails!

Tony

Tony

no, im not selling "Panzar Wagen" and just looking somethnig smaller what i could touring around the town and locally and if needed go long distance as well, FJR,, not for me.

PICO-PICO
1st August 2009, 10:12 PM
Looks tempting, Tony

for how much will it sell? Are there any second hand?

Pico

TonyBKK
2nd August 2009, 10:01 PM
Looks tempting, Tony

for how much will it sell? Are there any second hand?

Pico

Hi Pico,

Are you asking about the Kawasaki or the Yamaha?

The Kawasaki Ninja 650R ABS is on sale now for 257,000 Thai Baht.

The Yamaha FJR 1300 sells for something like 770,000 Baht. That price may have changed- you can find the updated price on the Yamaha Thailand site.

Happy Trails!

Tony

TonyBKK
2nd August 2009, 10:45 PM
Ooops! Sorry- I was off by quite a bit on the Yammie FJR1300. It actually sells for 850,000 Thai Baht. :shock:
Yamaha Thailand Prices: http://www.yamaha-motor.co.th/ridersclub/Pricelist.aspx
Ride On!
Tony

ScubaBuddha
2nd August 2009, 11:11 PM
Finally popping my GTR cherry.

On Saturday Phuket Kawasaki didn't know about the name change (ER6f to Ninja 650R) or that it was going to be a 2010 model, but they did confirm the price of 257,000 baht and that they can get it soon. (They said 1 week but we all know what that means.) They also said 10k deposit was all that was required to order. I'm going down tomorrow morning with cash in hand to see if that bit comes true. :)



SB

TonyBKK
2nd August 2009, 11:28 PM
Hi SB!

Welcome to GT Rider!

The old Ninja 650R didn't have grab handles like the ER6n and ER6f do.

But the 2010 Ninja 650R does come with the grab handles, and on the Lime Green bike they've been powder coated black, and the little plastic piece that goes over the tail light and behind the passenger seat has been painted to match the grab handles.
http://asianconnection71.com/2010Ninja650R.jpg

Hope that makes sense!

Happy Trails,

Tony

ScubaBuddha
2nd August 2009, 11:41 PM
Thanks Tony. I figure I been lurking long enough. :)

Concerning the bit above the light, I thought that was the same on the 2009 ER6f, no?

Clickable Thumb:
http://img255.imagevenue.com/loc445/th_31085_Untitled_122_445lo.jpg (http://img255.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=31085_Untitled_122_445lo.jpg)

Am I missing something here Tone?

TonyBKK
2nd August 2009, 11:50 PM
By golly you are right SB!
http://asianconnection71.com/GreenER6f2009a.JPG

I guess the Ninja 650R / ER6f has always been like that.

Funny that they color match that piece on the ER6n but not on the ER6f/Ninja 650R...

Ride On!

ScubaBuddha
2nd August 2009, 11:54 PM
(Blowing on knuckles, rubbing them on shirt)
Good, I'm not crazy! I couldn't get my head round what your were saying! "How could Tony be wrong?!" I kept thinking. :lol:
I didn't know that's how the ER6n was. It all makes perfect sense now. :wink: