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Diamond review  ERr...not bad at all, actually!

Advantages: Economy, handling, reliability
Disadvantages: lack of Wow factor, power

As some of you may remember I managed to blow up the engine of my beloved Harley Sportster in the early part of last year. Luckily at the time I was working for a Harley dealership so was loaned a replacement bike while mine was being rebuilt. Not so luck ...

DarkDave 31.08.2005 · Read full review
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Good first bike but can be a challenge

Advantages: Lightweight, economical, good in town, Only OK for ripping!
Disadvantages: Handling gets spacey at high speed.

My friend runs a motorcycle school and we often road test bikes. At present the ER makes up 70% of the school bikes. My experience of the ER is somewhat mixed. As a first bike it can be a really good bike. It depends on your weight. If you are smal ...

FruitBatInShades 26.10.2001 · Read full review
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Kawasaki ER-5 Not a bad bike at all !!

Advantages: Very cheap to run easy to maintain loads to choose from comfortable good handling
Disadvantages: Poor spongy brakes build quality a bit shoddy in places lumpy constant gear changes

I bought my Er-5 in March 2008. So far it has been a great bike! I bought it second hand with just 11,500 miles on the clock at a very reasonable cost of £1300.00. To date this bike has been a real money saver it is very economical about 65 miles per g ...

Heights 07.08.2008 · Read full review
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Good fun and practical, on a budget.

Advantages: Great commuter and fun to ride
Disadvantages: Drops into corners a bit too quick if u are light!

Motorcycle: Kawasaki ER5 (2001 model) For: Good commuter bike and fun to ride Against: Gets a bit windy at speed Value: No doubt that you are getting quite a bit of bike for the money! Costs: Parts are pretty cheap and servicing can easily be done at ...

RogerBVH 24.07.2003 · Read full review
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My Saviour

Advantages: Great confidence booster, nippy, good for touring, great for short riders
Disadvantages: Get worse the better the rider gets

My little ER5 has been my saving grace. I passed my motorbike test on this great little bike, despite falling off it 10 minutes before my test (hit a curb on my practice -u-turn). After passing my test i went to purchase my first motorcycle, i was dead ex ...

mogsie83 23.08.2007 · Read full review
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