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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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ninja 300

definitely a big upgrade from the 250
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 08:30 PM
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I'd love to put a RD engine in an older 250 ninja.
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It's almost 40 hp and 4 more pounds than the 250 last gen. It also have a nice display vs the old dated looking gauges. F.I is a big plus. Kawasaki is going to kill the Honda CBR. Before it was like well, the Honda has a good market behind it, but Kawasaki 250 has been around forever... so I would be like do I want a name or something that is proven....

Now if this 300 is priced well, that argument is out the window. The 250 IMO is still a better bike then the CBR 250. I like the parallel twin vs thumper motor. This just puts the nail in the coffin. Very smart move on Kawi's part.

That would be a fun commuter bike for sure. My old 250 was lacking in the HP department but still had enough power to get in you in trouble, it just took a tad longer than my current Ducati.

250R was still a fantastic bike and I have nothing but respect for the little booger. This 300 is just super cool. Id guess this will be priced right below 5k.

It has a 140 rear tire too not to shabby.

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I'm willing to bet they will phase out the 250 in the coming years. The 300 will be the new "beginner" bike.
The F.I. alone makes it worthy as a replacement. If they would have put F.I. on the recent gen of the 250, I'd be willing to bet the CBR would have been even less of a concern.

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