The 636 is back, and better than ever

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Wyckedan, Sep 13, 2012.


  1. Wyckedan

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  2. Ok, I'm not an engine builder, but just reading about the other changes they made with the motor, it sounds like this thing will absolutely rip in supersport trim.

    Any actual race shop guys around to confirm/deny? I hope they fixed the issue with chatter on the chassis. Granted, I only look at things from a track perspective, ignore my comments otherwise.
     
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  4. With the Ninja 300, does that mean these won't be able to compete in 250 classes?
     
  5. :scratchea doesn't seem like a great move in light of the growing success of Ninja cups in so many places.
     
  6. Thats what I was thinking also
     
  7. Fuel injected 300... Would be a bad ass little scoot which means a 300 class shouldn't be far behind...
     
  8. Noob question here, why the difference in the taillight 'appendages'?

    Was looking forward to moving up to a Ninja 600 (636), but that MSRP of $11,700 is brutal.
     
    #9 NickGEG, Sep 13, 2012
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  9. Wyckedan

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    They aren't getting rid of the 250. It got redesigned too. But the 300 has a much "sportier" engine.
    Something like 13hp and 7ft/lbs more, with just an extra 50cc. Bigger rear tire, slipper clutch, and optional ABS. Badass little bike.
     
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    one is a zx10r :angry7:
     
  11. A significant portion take used, or crashed bikes, and turn them into race bikes. I would speculate 90+% of the people out there, buy used.
     
  12. Wyckedan

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    Wrong. Left is the 300 (one front rotor), right is 636. Probably built for different markets
     
  13. Lone Rider

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    OHHH YEAAAA!!!!!

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    Traded a 250 for the 1400. Back to the 300!!!! Oh wait....,
    Might have to get one for my girl after next salmon season....,yea thats it. Its for her

    One of the few sports bikes with decent styled stock muffler. Only the BMW and RC8 come to mind ....,
     
  14. Me two.

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    #15 Tromatic, Sep 13, 2012
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  15. Slipper clutch on a 300......interesting.

    636 looks good. Much better than the past models...definitely looks better than the zx10.
     
  16. I can't understand the idea behind having a 300cc competing for sales with the 250cc. Why not stick with the 250? It's very popular.

    Perhaps for "budget cups" but there are loads of programs springing up everywhere from South Africa to the Far East and everywhere in between. They are using new bikes from what I understand.
     
  17. Avboden

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    so the 300, 636 and 10R all look almost identical.

    I mean, they all look GOOD, it's a cool design, but still, that's kinda lame.
     
  18. It would not be able to compete in Supersport, as it is not a 600.
     
  19. Kawasaki's suck.
     
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