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Old 01-23-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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Gee, another 300 lbs. 250cc four stroke putting out 20 hp at the rear wheel. 92 mph at top end is pretty good I must admit. Ah, hell, what do I know anymore. Pretty soon I'll have my own display at the LaBrea Tar Pits "Americanus rideus twostrokus, extinct around 2006"...
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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Like!
Want.
Big price, tho.
Want really old, scary 2 stroke 500cc supermoto for street,
then shootout fun.
Then old guys near tar pit smile!
Now: go ride 94 dr650 supermoto in rain, think of new bikes read about on Moto.com.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #4
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The only problem I see is that the difference in financing the Kwack250 vs the Zooker 400 is only about $25 per month. Yamaha's pricing will probably ensure that all their 250s gather dust in the showroom. No way would I pay the same for their 250 over Zooker's 400.

The DR650 is about the same price as the Kwacker 250 as well. Ouch! Yeah I know it's old but still.....
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:57 PM   #5
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I wish they would put the DR-Z400SM in the comparo just for the "best bang for the buck" aspect.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:16 PM   #6
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I wish they would put out a 650. Been looking at craigslist at some plated xr650SM's that people have converted. Then the wife lost her gig... Dang...
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #7
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I really dig all these little thumpers and would love to have one, but I can't figure out the pricing. Why is this thing $5199 and the Ninja 250R $3999? Is it that much more expensive to make? If so, why? How long has Kawi (and the others) been making single cylinder 250ish motors? I think they have the R&D and tooling paid for by now, right? Maybe I'm missing something.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:12 PM   #8
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I wish they would put the DR-Z400SM in the comparo just for the "best bang for the buck" aspect.
Suzi doesn't have one available at the moment. Sorry.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:42 PM   #9
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It's clearly time to start recommending more choices than the just the cliche Ninja 250 for the new riders. Fonz did a good job laying out how well this genre of bikes fits new rider requirements. The clean design, the impression of simplicity; it looks unbreakable. If I were in the store with Dad looking for bike #1, I'd be all over this. Or one very much like it.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:16 AM   #10
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I wish they would put the DR-Z400SM in the comparo just for the "best bang for the buck" aspect.
I just wished they would update it? Maybe a little fuel injection, cast aluminum frame possibly.
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