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Kawi KLX250SF

Another OEM adding to the Factory Sumo Fire.

http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/det...content=photos

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No 650???

I wonder if the parts interchange.......???

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I wonder if the parts interchange.......???
If you man up and buy a 650 I'll build you a sumo.

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I am seriously not going to let you do that

NOT!!
Lets see what next spring brings.
I am really liking the KTM 690 duke, mostly price vs bang for the buck.
But I might look at duc now THAT Nick is riding the Real red.

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250cc motard that's over 300lbs? Good one Kawasaki...
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When is Honda going to build a 650R sumo?

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Not the liquid cooled 650 R but at least its a Honda Sumo. Honda FMX


We just aren't cool enough to get them.

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It's cool but 28hp wont sell 48hp will

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Stats Say 39.

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Thats more than Igave the air cooled motor credit for .
I put a cam, carb and pipe on my L model .

It does OK but still wont run with my 650R.
I've read things about Honda building the R motor to 700cc

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where's da 4fiddys?
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650's have what you need for some highway travel.

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where's da 4fiddys?
Look to Husky for that.

http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com...38&rpstry=167_

Only 50 something HP 260 lbs FI goodness.

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good for Kawi. More competition will help the US market a lot. Lets hope enough peeps buy them to show the big 4 there is a good market here for them.

But, ahhhh, 450 street?? I gosta represent:
http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...idproduct=5510

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Interesting choice of engine. It's another starter bike.

I'm not short. I'm aerodynamically efficient.

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I must say, the pics they have on their website for this bike are pretty poor quality.
Also, 300 pounds is a lot for a 250cc bike.
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I must say, the pics they have on their website for this bike are pretty poor quality.
Also, 300 pounds is a lot for a 250cc bike.
I agree, that is really heavy for a sumo, but I suppose they had to add a ton of work to make it street worthy.
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at least the 300 lbs is "curb" weight and not "dry" weight. it'll probably be right around 320 full of gas and ready to ride - just about the same as a stock DRZ.

even the husky 450/510 weighs about 290 with a full tank of gas.
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I'm not sure I'm digging that. Looks kind of odd to me a bit. Like a prainnmantis (sp?)

You wanna see my itinerary?
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at least the 300 lbs is "curb" weight and not "dry" weight. it'll probably be right around 320 full of gas and ready to ride - just about the same as a stock DRZ.

even the husky 450/510 weighs about 290 with a full tank of gas.
True, but both DRZ and Husky definitely offer more hp than this Kawi. If I was going to buy a 250, it would mostly be because I'd like to have a lighter bike.
If the bike weighs the same as a 450 but is a lot slower, no thanks.
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I hear you, 20hp and 300+ lbs is weak sauce.

most of their targeted buyers don't care though. this bike will sell cause it will get great mpg, has a relatively low seat height, and is priced lower than the drz and the yamaha

same with the proposed crf230 tard. the "hardcore" motard crowd hates it, but it will sell. just ask Geo how many mopeds he's sold this summer.
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Yup, most ordinary folks will look at the price, then gas mileage and then pick it over the DRZ or WR.
Hey, good for us - at least the Z won't be the slowest tard anymore
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