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Old 30th November 2016, 18:38   #16
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However, how is the general situation of the ASS in Pune? I stay in the Kothrud area and the Nal Stop showroom would be the closest for me. I'm not much of a DIY person and would prefer to get things done from the showroom service.

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I currently don't own one of these beauties but had almost plonked my money on n650. Though after reading about EICMA about the new Kawasaki launches, its a no brainer that you should wait for the Z650, purely because these powerful bikes need ABS. Frankly, I will pick the new N650 when its launched in India next year.

That being said, even the current version of ER6N is not a bad buy. Since there is a decent amount of discount available at the moment you can pick one for around 5.25 lakhs on road in Mumbai.

You can also look at the pre-owned ER6N/n650. Since you are getting back to biking, i think its best to buy a pre-owned bike, use it for some time and learn on this bike, then once you are comfortable with the power and torque, buy or upgrade to a newer bike. Since it will be a pre-owned bike, you might not loose more when you go out to sell it in comparison to what you would loose if you are the first owner. Test waters before jumping in, is my only suggestion.
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Though after reading about EICMA about the new Kawasaki launches, its a no brainer that you should wait for the Z650, purely because these powerful bikes need ABS.
Thanks for the suggestions.
In addition to ABS, the bike also has a different/lighter frame which has resulted in a considerable reduction in kerb weight, which is also a significant revision.

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Frankly, I will pick the new N650 when its launched in India next year.
Would like to pick your brain here. You would be going for the N650 over the Z650 because?

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That being said, even the current version of ER6N is not a bad buy.
I did check out the current version at a showroom as I mentioned. However, the Z650 is a much improved product over the ER6N. As the improvements are significant, picking up the current ER6N might be a compromise, which I would prefer to not make.

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You can also look at the pre-owned ER6N/n650.
I do not prefer purchasing pre-worshipped vehicles personally, as I keep them for about 5-6 years minimum. However for those who are comfortable with the pre-worshipped route I can understand that it would make good sense to do so, given Kawasaki's good reliability. There's not a single thread anywhere on the forum that highlights problems, which is a testament to this fact. As opposed to say, Triumph and HD.

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Thanks for the suggestions.
In addition to ABS, the bike also has a different/lighter frame which has resulted in a considerable reduction in kerb weight, which is also a significant revision.
yes, with the lighter body, ABS and additional fuel efficiency, it will be a significant revision.

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Would like to pick your brain here. You would be going for the N650 over the Z650 because?
I prefer the fully faired version over the naked especially since there will be lot of wind in naked. Been using CBR250 and love it.

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I did check out the current version at a showroom as I mentioned. However, the Z650 is a much improved product over the ER6N. As the improvements are significant, picking up the current ER6N might be a compromise, which I would prefer to not make.
I agree to that the current ER6N is a huge compromise over the new Z650.
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