The 600-800cc is a fairly interesting segment. You get the power of a big engined bike which doesn’t carry a huge, pocket burning, price tag, specially the nakeds! The latest addition in this segment is the Kawasaki’s naked ER-6n which has been launched at an attractive price tag of Rs 4.78 (ex-Delhi), making it a perfect Diwali gift for a naked street racers. But how does it fare against whatever competition it has..?
Here is a lowdown…
ER-6n vs Street 750 vs GT650N vs Bonneville
|Specification||Harley Davidson Street 750||Hyosung GT650N||Triumph Bonneville||Kawasaki ER-6n|
|Engine||749 cc liquid cooled, V twin||647 cc water cooled V twin||865 cc parallel twin||649 cc liquid cooled, parallel twin|
|Max. Power||N/A||73.7 PS at 9000 rpm||68 PS at 7500 rpm||72.1 PS at 8500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||60 Nm at 4000 rpm||60.9 Nm at 7500 rpm||68 Nm at 5800 rpm||64 Nm at 7000 rpm|
|Transmission||6 speed||6 speed||5 speed||6 speed|
|Kerb Weight||222 kg (wet)||209 kg||208 kg||204 kg|
|Ground Clearance||145 mm||165 mm||N/A||130 mm|
|Fuel Tank||13.1 L||17 L||16 L||16 L|
|Price||Rs 4.30 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 3. 87 lakhs (ex-showroom ,Delhi)||Rs 5.85 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 4.78 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
The Kawasaki is among the most powerful motorcycles here and ends up weighing the least. That simply means that you are looking at the naked with the best power to weight ratio in this comparo. While the 4 Nm torque difference with the Street 750 may not seem much, but the Harley reaches its peak torque at least 4500 rpm before the ER-6n. Triumph Bonneville is the torqueiest motorcycle in the list with 68Nm of torque.
At 17 liters, GT650N sports the biggest fuel tank, followed by Bonneville and ER-6n which are just a liter less. Street 750 has the smallest fuel tank capacity of the lot. Bonneville is the only motorcycle in this comparo to have a 5 speed transmission, while the rest have a 6 speed gearbox.
Let’s talk price now. The South Korean motorcycle, Hyosung GT650N is the cheapest in the list making it a terrific VFM preposition, while the Bonneville is the most expensive. The Kawasaki falls somewhere in between, over the Harley.