Sunday, 20 May 2012

Is Kawasaki ER-5 Good Enough as First Bike?

Kawasaki ER-5
Is Kawasaki ER-5 good enough as first bike? this is one of many question that I often found when I visited Kawasaki motorcycles forums also at motorcycles forums. First, you have to know that Kawasaki motorcycles has discontinued the Kawasaki ER-5 series and it has replaced with the new one, ER-6n, so if you want to but the ER-5 as your first bike, you can get it from used motorcycles stores only. Okay back into the topic, Kawasaki ER-5 is not a full sport-bikes and it has designed for street bikes, the style and power of ER-5 is good enough for "first bike hunter", so if you asking "Is Kawasaki ER-5 good enough as first bike?" my answer is "Absolutely Yes", why? let see together.

Based from average Kawasaki ER-5 edition, this bike has 179Kg of dry weight and 800 mm of seat height, both of the value are friendly for beginner motorcycles rider, almost the same with Ninja 250r beginner motorcycles, Kawasaki ER-5 also produces a medium engine performance, it has 50.3 PS @9,000 rpm of maximum power while the Ninja 250R about 27PS-30PS of max power, it's friendly motorcycles engine performance for beginner motorcyclist.

Kawasaki ER-5 is light-weight bike, it's all because the Kawasaki ER-5 is street-bikes type and comes without full sport-fairing style, so you can ride it comfortable and easy to handle. Basically, ER-5 is not full beginner bikes but it's also not a medium bikes class, I liked to call it as entry level to medium motorcycles class, powered by 498cc of engine capacity, DOCH, 8 Valves and Parallel Twin engine, Kawasaki ER5 is more than enough as first bike for all beginner riders.

Notes : Today Kawasaki has replaced the Kawasaki ER-5 with the all new ER-6n series, ER-6n has comes with better engine performance but ER-5 edition has lighter of weight and lower seat height than ER-6n, so if you can't found the used Kawasaki ER-5 in the market, you should better jump into the new ER-5 gen, ER-6n edition, but again, if you fell that you're 100% beginner motorcycles riders, I thing Kawasaki ninja 250r is better choice for you, learn more why HERE. Good luck and hopefully you can found the Kawasaki ER-5 edition, keep safety ride and enjoy your ride.


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