Originally Posted by Bama67
You have done a great job on that Kawi.
Originally Posted by dirtdreamer50
versysrider, I had an '09 6N, and it was a fun bike. Had a yosh slip on and a corbin seat and other farkles. Traded it for a Triumph Tiger 1050, big mistake. The 6N was much more fun to ride....Wish I'd kept it...
That's why the FZ is so appealing to me. A 6N on steroids, I do believe...
I had a Versys, and an '09 ER-6N as well. They are very fun, tractable, torquey, love to wheelie, and embarrass supersports in the twisties. I built the Ninja turned ER-6N because I wanted something different and I didn't think the manufacturers were going to build a modern lightweight, torquey and inexpensive Naked or Supermoto (and to keep me busy in the winter). Similar to your experience after I rode an SV-650, I sold my SV-1000N and bought the Versys. Much more fun to ride, and was just as easy to wheelie.
I was wrong, Yamaha finally woke up. Like you said An ER-6N on "roids". Just what I'm looking for. I may have to buy whatever they put that new parallel twin in too. Aside from my Street Trip R's, I've only had singles and twins in the garage for 15 years or so.