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post #21 of 115 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 11:29 PM
 
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Thanks for the info Larry!
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Check out this one... Even better looking!!!

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I have a 1990 EX500 that I got as a starting bike and I've had it for a year (couldn't beat the $800 price). I'm sure I'll be riding it for a few more years to come but I was always thinking that the SV650 would be the next step. However, after getting used to the Kawasaki I wanted to stay "within the brand" since I liked the feel of the 500. I didn't want a true sportbike like a ZX-6R or something and I generally wanted to stay away from inline fours. My preference was for a V-Twin or Twin Parallel. I have to say, now that I've seen this I'm looking forward to owning one in a few years. I just hope they're offering it in some kind of blue color scheme when I am in the market since my gear is blue.
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The SV is a great bike...I was a little hard on mine as you can see in my sig here, but overall it was a great bike.
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I have a 1990 EX500 that I got as a starting bike and I've had it for a year (couldn't beat the $800 price). I'm sure I'll be riding it for a few more years to come but I was always thinking that the SV650 would be the next step. However, after getting used to the Kawasaki I wanted to stay "within the brand" since I liked the feel of the 500. I didn't want a true sportbike like a ZX-6R or something and I generally wanted to stay away from inline fours. My preference was for a V-Twin or Twin Parallel. I have to say, now that I've seen this I'm looking forward to owning one in a few years. I just hope they're offering it in some kind of blue color scheme when I am in the market since my gear is blue.
if they dont offer a blue one the first year they will the next. They usually try to cover all the color bases.
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Very sexy. I think it looks awesome. But you all know the style of bikes I like. Nekkid. Or at least half Nekkid!lol

That exhaust looks like a single in dual out flowmaster
But I like it. Only one problem being just over entry level isnt going to give me the punch I enjoy out of my 1000. Other than that it looks like a good two up rider for a day of fun on any twisty road.
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Just the response to this bike on this forum alone, i think kawi has a seller on their hands. Did anyone know this segment was missing till Suzuki introduced the SV? I didnt.
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Hey guys, just got back. Good looking bike in person, lots of nice details on it. Not many specs were available yet but we were told that they tested the bike head-to-head on the track with the SV650 and everybody did better on the Kawi. My initial impression is that the bike seems larger than the sv but it has been a while since I rode one. Price looks like it will be competitive and could end up as a good entry-level bike just above the EX500 who's design is showing its age. It will be interesting to see if it does as well as we think it will.

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Sodbuster! The EX500 is a great bike! And the SV650 would be a great next bike for you... you would love it as much as you do your 500 if not more!




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now when are they gonna modernize the 250? it is still so boxy up front. are you telling me they can't round it out a bit and make it look sportier, more like a mini-600? i remember when the 250 and the 600 looked like twins. those were the days....
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If Suzuki could do it with the old GS500E to the new decient looking GS500F then Kawi can do it with the EX500
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now when are they gonna modernize the 250? it is still so boxy up front. are you telling me they can't round it out a bit and make it look sportier, more like a mini-600? i remember when the 250 and the 600 looked like twins. those were the days....
But they did, they added BNG! LOL! (Bold new graphics)...I'm just kidding, I agree with you. They should update the body style of that bike, especially considering 40% of Ninja250 buyers are women. We'd love something a little more fun. If you check out my pictures from the Kawi event, you'll see the BNG they put on the 250. They added some fun little flames to the bike.

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But they did, they added BNG! LOL! (Bold new graphics)...I'm just kidding, I agree with you. They should update the body style of that bike, especially considering 40% of Ninja250 buyers are women. We'd love something a little more fun. If you check out my pictures from the Kawi event, you'll see the BNG they put on the 250. They added some fun little flames to the bike.

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i did check out your pics. they were awesome. i'm so glad you were there to speak on us ladies' behalf. they definately did step up the paint schemes on the 250. it looks nice, a step in the right direction. maybe next year there will be a body style update. it really needs it, it is looking dated.
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Hello! I registered just to post in this thread. The motor specs appear to be exact same as the ER-6n, which according to Kawasaki's site, claims to produce 71.4HP and 50ft-lbs. of torque.

According to recent dyno's of 2006 600cc. (and 636cc) Sport Bike's, producing 100-108 rwhp, this seems pretty anemic. However, those same dyno's show only 40-42 ft.-lbs. MAX torque. Not to mention, the 650R makes it's max torque at 7,000rpm - almost twice than the SuperSport's at that speed.

I'm looking to buy a bike this weekend in fact and this is one major candidate. However, I will have to ride it first. I'm used to a GSX-R 750, and comfortable on a GSX-R 600, but don't necessesarily need all that power. Am I in for a big let-down with the 650R in terms of performance?
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Hello! I registered just to post in this thread. The motor specs appear to be exact same as the ER-6n, which according to Kawasaki's site, claims to produce 71.4HP and 50ft-lbs. of torque.

According to recent dyno's of 2006 600cc. (and 636cc) Sport Bike's, producing 100-108 rwhp, this seems pretty anemic. However, those same dyno's show only 40-42 ft.-lbs. MAX torque. Not to mention, the 650R makes it's max torque at 7,000rpm - almost twice than the SuperSport's at that speed.

I'm looking to buy a bike this weekend in fact and this is one major candidate. However, I will have to ride it first. I'm used to a GSX-R 750, and comfortable on a GSX-R 600, but don't necessesarily need all that power. Am I in for a big let-down with the 650R in terms of performance?
welcome and thanks for the numbers . You'll miss the bull rush power band of the supersports for sure. But having the torque "dig" you out the corners is real nice. Demo if you can demo, and what kind of riding do you do?
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Thanks for the warm welcome!!

As far as "the kind of riding" I do... hmmm... how would I explain that? Well, I ride with my room-mate, and a few friends who ride a GSX-R 750, '06 ZX636R, and an Aprillia RSV 1000. We usually get together on weekends and nights to just go bomb some nice country roads or cruise the town. So, "recreational" I guess? None of us like to go balls to the wall for extended periods of riding since we are all pretty level headed riders who understand the reality of piloting these monsters on public Florida roads dominated by senior citizen's and teenagers. And plus, one of us has already met the pavement at 60mph.

I went today to a few shops but none had a 650R yet. They said expect them to be in around April!

So, I ended up applying for a Triumph Speed Four. This bike seems to excel in power and quality in it's class and I got a great deal on it (with LOTS of Carbon Fiber accessories too!). I'll see Monday if the application goes through!

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'04 Triumph Speed Four
Maximum Power 98PS (97bhp) at 11,750 rpm
Maximum Torque 68Nm (51ft.lbf) at 10,500 rpm
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between the two... deffinately the speed four.
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I went today to a few shops but none had a 650R yet. They said expect them to be in around April!
I joined just to respond to this post (google alerts work great!) 2 weeks ago I hit the dealerships, nobody had heard of the 650R - had no idea what I was talking about although I'd read a lot about the bike on the net. They said was probably a late release, and would be out in the spring - around April. Last week the dealer called, said Kawasaki had the dealer meeting - and they were being announced Oct 1. Yesterday morning - there was the bike and all the specs on Kawa's website. Went down the dealership yesterday...he only has his own one copy of the literature (more was on the web about the bike than in the brochure), and it's got a NOVEMBER ship date. He's got 12 coming...they are expecting these to fly out the door. He's going to call me as soon as he knows what day they arrive so I can come throw a leg over so I can get first shot at them.
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