If you are looking for a suitable big bike for Bangkok or anywhere in Thailand, look no further than the Kawasaki ER6-n. Besides looking as good or better than anything in it’s class (SUZUKI GSR600), it’s assembled in Thailand. As with all vehicles in Thailand that are subject to a nearly 100% tax rate, at 247,000 Baht for the 2010 ABS model, you’re able to avoid paying double. As an import this bike would go for around 500,000 Baht.
Besides the price, the look and feel of this machine is top notch. At 649cc, it’s a smaller big bike, and it handles great, it’s a comfortable ride and a great bike for a novice. It doesn’t get overly hot in city riding like you would find from a Yamaha R6, but it’s also not build for top speed racing. The ABS brake system adds that extra safety touch to give you more piece of mind.
Reasons to buy:
- Price – Because it’s built in Rayong, you don’t pay import tax
- Handling – Good in for city and street riding and novice riders
- Looks – Great design
- Parts – Most parts made in Thailand and fair priced