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Old 09-01-2005, 07:02 AM   #11
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Default Re: New ZX-10R and Ninja 650R (ER-6N)

650r vs. SV650 comparison, please!!
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:00 AM   #12
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wow thank god they found an ugly jc whitney fairing to cover up that cool little 650.
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:08 AM   #13
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Amen. I forsee a lot of owners tearing the fairing off, ordering some fork tube clamps for a 7" round headlight, and rigging up an alternate bracket for the gauges.
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:15 AM   #14
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Default Re: New ZX-10R and Ninja 650R (ER-6N)

Funny, I had a '47 Salsbury painted the same color. Maybe a Puch-Salsbury-Kawasaki conspiracy?



To me it looks like the same designer who did the 1958 Buick Super, but WTF, dig that swingarm. Can you say IT175?



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Old 09-01-2005, 08:18 AM   #15
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Default Re: New ZX-10R and Ninja 650R (ER-6N)

Damn you Kawasaki - why not offer the naked version of the 650R? Suzuki does an SV650S -- AND -- SV650.



And what happens to the 500R? Does it stay in the lineup past 2006 (which is already announced on their website)? Is this another model in the lineup of twin-Ninjas, or a replacement for the 500R?



Given that I am a current owner of a 500R I should be really excited, but somehow this bike fails to light the fire.

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Old 09-01-2005, 08:37 AM   #16
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Now that you mention it the rear suspension does look a lot like my IT175's except the Kwacker's is square section.



The Kwacker might look decent except for that maroon/silver paint scheme. Who the heck came up with that combination?



Bet it's a lot of fun though.
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:49 AM   #17
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same here. the 450cc Single Sportbike would be my next race/track bike.
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:24 AM   #18
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Thank you! You read my mind.I was drooling over the 650n,whenI googled their website [european] .Streaming video,accessories,nice.Then Kawi goes and screwed it up by putting on that butt ugly fairing and naming it a ninja.with an r designation no less.Oh yeah ,that ,s not gonna draw any newbies, male or female.And a lot of insurance companies are gonna go"whoa,a ninja r bike?gotta charge you more!We don,t care what Kawi says about it being beginner friendly.We see r and we see ninja,so we see you forking over more bucks"
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:39 AM   #19
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Default On the 650R

A: Where did the grab rails go? The ER-6n has nice chunky grab rails, they seem to have vanished in the Ninjaification! Likewise, will the ER-6n topcase fit?



B: ABS! ABS! ABS! The ER-6n has ABS as a $500 option. Will the Ninja 650R have the same?



If the Ninja 650R has ABS as an option, I'm buying one. If not, ehh, sorry. I want an ABS-equipped light-bike.
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:42 AM   #20
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The EX500 is probably going away in 2007 or 2008, because of the CARB2008/Euro III emissions standards.



The ER engine meets these specs already, but the EX wouldn't meet these without MAJOR MAJOR modification... Like replacing the engine with the ER engine. The ER engine is also a smaller, lighter, and more powerful than the EX500 engine.



So, in the next 2 years, expect the EX500 to go away.
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