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Old 03-04-2011, 08:13 AM   #81
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The Ninja 500R is much lighter than the Katana 600. It gets better mpg's, and it's less expensive to insure. However, they're both great bikes, and both are carbureted.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:50 AM   #82
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The Ninja 500R is much lighter than the Katana 600.
The Ninja's are good bikes........except for the riding posture and all the plastic body work.

Doesn't Kaw have a "naked" version of at least one of the Ninja's; can't remember what it's called at the moment.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:13 PM   #83
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The Ninja's are good bikes........except for the riding posture and all the plastic body work.

Doesn't Kaw have a "naked" version of at least one of the Ninja's; can't remember what it's called at the moment.
After you crash it - the EX500 is then "naked". The plastic is the only thing that doesn't crash well.

I'm not aware of anything Kawi exports to the U.S.A. in this class that's a UJM/Naked bike.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #84
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Since the new Ninja 1000 is a Z1000 with fairings, I guess you could say that the Z1000 is a naked Ninja .. my Z750S is a naked bike .. though I have aftermarket fairings for it (because I like fairings on my bikes).

Oh, and the Ninja 500R is a standard, so riding posture is very mild, not really sporty at all.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:35 PM   #85
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The Ninja 500R is much lighter than the Katana 600. It gets better mpg's, and it's less expensive to insure. However, they're both great bikes, and both are carbureted.
For some reason both bikes are about the same for insurance. I wil lgo have another look at the ex500 but so far I'm really liking the katana. I'm glad to hear that both are reliable solid bikes.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:02 AM   #86
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For some reason both bikes are about the same for insurance. I wil lgo have another look at the ex500 but so far I'm really liking the katana. I'm glad to hear that both are reliable solid bikes.
The Kan-a-tuna may look like a bubble, but it's a dog reliable bike with the first gen sportbike motor in her. Will it handle well? Well enough for your skill level. The only mod I would do is switching to braided lines on the front. Not a huge investment at all. Other than that I would leave the bike completely stock.
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The Kan-a-tuna may look like a bubble, but it's a dog reliable bike with the first gen sportbike motor in her. Will it handle well? Well enough for your skill level. The only mod I would do is switching to braided lines on the front. Not a huge investment at all. Other than that I would leave the bike completely stock.
I'll definitely look into that. Is there any truth to the "loud pipes save lives" school of thinking?
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I'll definitely look into that. Is there any truth to the "loud pipes save lives" school of thinking?
Short answer: NO.
It's called rationalization.

They are just as likely to get you killed.......if it pisses of the wrong cage driver !!

A much better tactic to save your life is actually becoming profiecient in handling your bike......and staying alert.......and not doing stupid stuff, like not going 100 MPH and weaving in and out of traffic.

Loud pipes risk rights.
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Short answer: NO.
It's called rationalization.

Loud pipes risk rights.
I like that, lets make helmet stickers
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Short answer: NO.
It's called rationalization.

They are just as likely to get you killed.......if it pisses of the wrong cage driver !!

A much better tactic to save your life is actually becoming profiecient in handling your bike......and staying alert.......and not doing stupid stuff, like not going 100 MPH and weaving in and out of traffic.

Loud pipes risk rights.

Good to know Easy to remember haha.
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