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Old 10-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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New Ninja 300 !
WOW, just saw the new Ninja 250 replacement, the fuel injected 2013 Ninja 300. Very impressed, still not a super bike, but big improvement. The new body work is sick, it's got a rubber mounted motor, major power up grades, and did I say fuel injection? I know there are at least a few Ninja 250 fans here, so I'm sure they will appreciate this video Bill made comparing the two on and our Dyno results. Maybe the next perfect commuter?

http://youtu.be/A3wHjJnZLzc

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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That's actually a really cool bike, and a great video they put together showing differences.

Great job Skagit!

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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$5,500 for ABS. Yikes!

Man, I'm out of touch. I paid 6200 for my Monster.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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$5,500 for ABS. Yikes!

Man, I'm out of touch. I paid 6200 for my Monster.
That is pretty steep. That's one of the reasons they've kept EFI off it for so long.

But new 600s are like 12k so...

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:30 AM   #5
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I wonder how Honda will answer this, CBR230? Anyway, wow this is awesome and I had no idea this was in the works. This would make an awesome beginner track bike.

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #6
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I wonder how Honda will answer this, CBR230? Anyway, wow this is awesome and I had no idea this was in the works. This would make an awesome beginner track bike.
Problem with that is that the Ninja 250 is already a great beginning track bike, and there's already a class for them in lots of regional racing. The 300 will wind up going in it's own category, or having to compete with bigger bikes. I doubt WMRRA or OMRRA will allow them in either the LWSM, or Ninja Cup classes around here. I wish they would have kept the displacement, and just added the EFI, but that might not matter.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #7
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I am going to guess, these things are going to sell like hotcakes. I want one bad!

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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Am I the only one that thinks they look fucking stupid?

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #9
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Do they come NAKED??
I kinda like the Naked thing!!!

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:15 PM   #10
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That's a well done video. Sure it may not be professional, but it is decent enough and tells pertinent information in a concise, interesting fashion.

I still want a Honda NSR 250...

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Old 10-04-2012, 12:16 AM   #11
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That was pretty informative. I've wanted a sport 250 for trackays and farting around on the street for a while now but holy cow, that 300 sounds sweeeeeeeeet!

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:03 AM   #12
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Definitely buying the wife one of these!

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:15 AM   #13
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Problem with that is that the Ninja 250 is already a great beginning track bike, and there's already a class for them in lots of regional racing. The 300 will wind up going in it's own category, or having to compete with bigger bikes. I doubt WMRRA or OMRRA will allow them in either the LWSM, or Ninja Cup classes around here. I wish they would have kept the displacement, and just added the EFI, but that might not matter.
Allow large riders to race it against 250s. Smaller riders will have to add ballast. That would allow bigger racers a shot on racing small inexpensive bikes.

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:47 AM   #14
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Allow large riders to race it against 250s. Smaller riders will have to add ballast. That would allow bigger racers a shot on racing small inexpensive bikes.
This could be cool. Being 270lb makes me uncompetitive on a 250, but it'd still be a blast to ride!

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #15
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Wow I never realized how little hp those things make. Cool looking bike though.

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:45 AM   #16
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FYI, this isn't replacing the Ninja 250, you can still buy the 250. This is just another option.

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #17
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FYI, this isn't replacing the Ninja 250, you can still buy the 250. This is just another option.

I could be wrong, but I have it on fairly good authority, the 2013 Ninja 300 is officially the 2012 Ninja 250 replacement, as in there will not be a 2013 Ninja 250 shipping from Kawasaki Japan to our shores. Just sayin...

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #18
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Fingers crossed used 2nd gen 250s will come down in price

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #19
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Fingers crossed used 2nd gen 250s will come down in price
those better be like 2k now

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #20
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I agree....the asthetics were a total fail.

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Am I the only one that thinks they look fucking stupid?

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