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Old 10-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #21
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WANT. That thing looks like a fucking blast.

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Old 10-26-2012, 08:57 AM   #22
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I've asked this before, but I'll try again. Does anyone know of a gray market importer that may be able to get a Yamaha 125 into the US?

I think there is a Duke in my future.

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:01 AM   #23
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Had Kawasaki chose to update the Ninja 500R/EX500 with the new bodywork and chassis that the 250 got I would guess it would have been wildly succesful.

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I've asked this before, but I'll try again. Does anyone know of a gray market importer that may be able to get a Yamaha 125 into the US?

I think there is a Duke in my future.
You could probably get one the trouble would be actually registering it and getting a plate..

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:49 AM   #24
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My guess is when we see price tags on those, it's gonna be "I better get a bigger bike for just $500 more".

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #25
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I'd love to get a CBR500. It would complement my VFR800 very well!

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:20 PM   #26
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CBR500 will be here and will most likely be priced around 5K.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #27
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You could probably get one the trouble would be actually registering it and getting a plate..
Easy peasy!

Take any sub-300cc bike with a clean/clear/never-been-registered-before VIN, whether it is 17 digits or NOT, and you can easily get it street-registered here in WA for under $200, no inspection requred. Gotta know the loophole...

If I would have known the loophole before I left Japan, I would have brought back more than just 4 bikes in my household goods shipment.

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:26 AM   #28
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because there's only 2 ways for the 500 to go here, both bad.

People go: 500? what a joke, i'll just get the 600.

Or People go: 250?! what a joke when the 500 is sweet.


so either the 500 doesn't sell at all worth a damn, or it does and all of the sudden the 250 doesn't sell worth a damn.
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My guess is when we see price tags on those, it's gonna be "I better get a bigger bike for just $500 more".
Have you seen what 600 supersports are going for these days? It isn't the year 1999 any more, you can't get a 600 for 8k new. Now 600ss bikes start at 10.5k and go up from there.

I doubt the new 500-ish bikes are going to be anywhere near that. The ninja 650r is going for 7.5k, and the ninja 500 went for 5k until 2009 when they stopped making it.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:58 AM   #29
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CBR500 will be here and will most likely be priced around 5K.
If that's the case there will be one in my garage. Perfect street bike IMO.

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