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New Biker

#1 Post by j2ducks » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am

I will shortly be buying my first bike after passing my DAS at the end of last year. I have narrowed it down to two possible bikes. A 2010 Kawasaki er6n or a 2012 Honda CB600F Hornet.

Has anyone had experience with both?
How do they compare?

I'll be commuting most days in the summer but also want it for fun on the weekends and the odd trip with a pillion.

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#2 Post by JRH » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 pm

Hi and welcome. Can't help with the bike choice though.
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#3 Post by mikestrivens » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:00 pm

Hello and welcome. Your first bike won't be your last.
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#4 Post by rennie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:28 pm

Hello and Welcome :D

It would depend on condition/ price/insurance costs!

All things being equal I'd go for the Hornet but that's just me :D
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#5 Post by xMachina » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:17 pm

Have you ridden either? If not, that's the place to start. Other peoples opinions mean squat if you sit on and instantly find the riding position uncomfortable or you just don't like the way it rides. I personally feel 'perched' on top of the ER-6N where as I don't mind the Hornet and I prefer the inline 4 over the twin but other people may say the exact opposite so yeah, definitely go ride! Both bikes are pretty popular so as long as you get a good one then neither is going to be a bad choice.

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#6 Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:23 pm

Both are good bikes. It's really down to which one you prefer the feel of. You'll need to gets hands on with them both to know.
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#7 Post by iangaryprice » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:37 pm

Welcome.
As the comments above, if you can ride them that may help you make up your mind.
Both good bikes but quite different.
Honda has more cylinders, so likely to be a smoother engine.
Kawasaki less cylinders, not as smooth but more charater.
At the end of the day it up to you buy I doubt you would be dsiappointed with either of these

I am stilltryingto decide what bike to get next, currently got a GSX600F 2003.
I am tempted by a Yamaha FZ8 - faired version.
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#8 Post by bonio » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:33 pm

My experience of the Hornet is that it's got a bit of attitude. It's not the amount of power it has, it's that the engine is a bit buzzy, and likes to rev. I found it really great for a spirited ride, but I'm not sure it's the bike I would go out on for a quiet bimble or day-long mile munch on motorways. I've not ridden the ER6N, so I can't compare it.
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#9 Post by Tango » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Welcome to TMBF mate. ........ 8-)

Yeah.....you need to sit on both and test ride, if you can, to see which suits you best..... 8-)

How about the Yamaha FZ6 and Triumph Street Triple too?...... :wink:
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