lusone: as long an the 500 lives i will not believe any rumors, the 500 is an anomaly in its own right.Note the operative word "dealer". A dealer said there would be no 2009 Ninja 500 either, two weeks after the 2009 Ninja 500 was posted on the Kawasaki website. I ain't believin' shit until Kawasaki says so.
650R is still there, it's been redesigned and I find it to be pretty sexy. I do enjoy the ER-6N as well. I've just been a fan of the 650 twin since becoming a Versys owner. It's a great motor.It is gone. So too is the 650 I think. There is a ER-6N. Check the website.