Thread: 2012 Ninja 650
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:13 AM   #67
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Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Montreal, Canada
Oddometer: 541
you would have been even happier with a 2009-2011.. this 2012 is disfunctional.

650r 2012 issues:
still missing abs option,
excessively protruding rear fender,
tail is even less able to hold luggage (shorter and no deeper),
seats are cheaply fitting/assembled
front upper cowling still 1 huge piece not split from console,
windscreen is begging to rattle and break (long dangling edges), and offers less protection,
windscreen too open for air and rain and will gather bugs in places hard to clean,
still only 15.5L tank,
still impossible to install solid nocut frame sliders.
2009-2011 red lcd was perfect, white lcd is too bright, needle rpm is such a regression,
swingarm is asymetric and looks accidented,
tank cowling gathers dirt and dust in cracks, and prevent magnetic tank bag use.
mirrors still not articulated to avoid breaking when falling over.
there are not grab bars, not even the option to install them!
cannot even install a rear rack using grab bar frame holes

revert to 2011 but then:
add the MPG et eco indicators to 2009-2011 red console.
review fairing for enabling no cut frame sliders.
add 2 more small hooks under front part of tail,
double perpendicular axis mirrors upgrades to avoid breaking when falling on side,
1 more inch on mirror bar length, and make it bendable steel, not this breakable shit.
make tail compartment 1 inch deeper for more room with flat bottom,
add a few liters by making airbox a tad smaller or lower,
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