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Administrator 10-10-2011 06:08 AM

2012 Kawasaki Street Models Updates
 

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2012 Kawasaki Street Models Updates

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seruzawa 10-10-2011 06:57 AM

So, Kawasaki, the smallest of the Big4, has more upgrades than "Mighty Honda" again.

Kevin_Duke 10-10-2011 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 267853)
So, Kawasaki, the smallest of the Big4, has more upgrades than "Mighty Honda" again.

Yeah, Honda is still showing its conservative side. I like the updates to the Ninja 650. Better styling, more comfort, adjustable windscreen and a bit more/better power should greatly expand its versatility.

jmdonald 10-10-2011 03:59 PM

Nice
 
I'm impressed and I'm not a Kawasaki guy. The styling(not the Vulcan) looks much better and the safety upgrades are very tempting. Looks like they have done a nice job.

Dr_Sprocket 10-10-2011 05:33 PM

Kawasaki gets my vote for the top of the "Big 4" heap!

Kevin_Duke 10-10-2011 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket (Post 267875)
Kawasaki gets my vote for the top of the "Big 4" heap!

they've been getting mine for the last few years. More new streetbikes from Kawi than the rest of the Jap 4.

Dr_Sprocket 10-11-2011 03:25 AM

I particularly like the updates to the Ninja 650. The bike was nice before, but now it looks more like it's bigger brothers. Hopefully more newbies (and older riders, too) will now consider this bike.

The_AirHawk 10-11-2011 04:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket (Post 267893)
I particularly like the updates to the Ninja 650. The bike was nice before, but now it looks more like it's bigger brothers. Hopefully more newbies (and older riders, too) will now consider this bike.

It looks more "Engineered" rather than "Parts Bin".

(not that there's anything wrong with a Parts Bin bike - Honda's been coasting-along, doin' that for about 25 years now)

trenttheuncatchable 10-11-2011 02:37 PM

My Z750S is mostly a "parts bin" bike, and I love it! And .. I swapped out parts, too .. it's now part ZX-6R :)

Kevin_Duke 10-11-2011 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by trenttheuncatchable (Post 267941)
My Z750S is mostly a "parts bin" bike, and I love it! And .. I swapped out parts, too .. it's now part ZX-6R :)

Ah, yes, the Z750. On this continent, one of the most underrated bikes of the past two decades.


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