This is my stock ER-6NL Ive had since new. Ridden a few dirt bikes in my youth but no street bikes so nothing to compare it to.
The only complaint I have with the bike is the mirrors as they sit way too high - I'm 6"1, 90 kgs with broard-ish shoulders so elbows get in the way.
This bike felt like the middle ground between the CB650f and MT-07 and suited me best. Very comfortable riding position with by far the highest foot peg position out of all the large naked LAMS bikes.