Join Date: Feb 2012
Sportbike: 2012 Ducati M696
Years Riding: 8 years
How you found us: Scout 67
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.
Last edited by LockDownMike; 09-17-2012 at 08:54 PM.