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New Ninja 300 !

Discussion in 'Bellingham' started by Cuervo, Oct 2, 2012.


  1. Cuervo

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    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
     
  2. Sentor

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    That's actually a really cool bike, and a great video they put together showing differences.

    Great job Skagit!
     
  3. spolic

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    $5,500 for ABS. Yikes!

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

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    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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    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.
     
  6. Worldtraveller

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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.
     
  7. Amorget

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    I am going to guess, these things are going to sell like hotcakes. I want one bad!
     
  8. RC51

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

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    Do they come NAKED??
    I kinda like the Naked thing!!!
     
  10. Thumperpilot

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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...:mfclap:
     
  11. OOk

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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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    Definitely buying the wife one of these!
     
  13. rashmaster13

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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.
     
  14. ninjaofdoom

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    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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  15. Jerryn206

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    Wow I never realized how little hp those things make. Cool looking bike though.
     
  16. Mic

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    FYI, this isn't replacing the Ninja 250, you can still buy the 250. This is just another option.
     
  17. Cuervo

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    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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    Fingers crossed used 2nd gen 250s will come down in price :)
     
  19. 88dx

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    +1 those better be like 2k now :evil4:
     
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    I agree....the asthetics were a total fail.

     
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