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Old 10-16-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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2015 yzf-r3

On the Yamaha USA website:

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...0/gallery.aspx

321cc, two cylinder, $4990.

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Old 10-16-2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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41mm forks vs. 37, better.

10 lbs. lighter, better.

Otherwise another Ninja 300. Too bad. I was hoping for much better from them here.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:10 AM   #3
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Uh...you forgot the extra 25cc's.

I'm afraid to say it but I think I like the looks better. Maybe a little cleaner and classier...but just.

Wish the tank were a little bigger.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:11 AM   #4
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Otherwise another Ninja 300. Too bad. I was hoping for much better from them here.
Well, but what were you expecting? This is a hugely growing sector of the market, but the cost/benefit analysis can only give you so much motorcycle, especially with prices dropping.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:20 AM   #5
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Well, but what were you expecting? This is a hugely growing sector of the market, but the cost/benefit analysis can only give you so much motorcycle, especially with prices dropping.
Have you seen the YZF-250R? In EU for years. That's what we were expecting.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:24 AM   #6
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Have you seen the YZF-250R?
No.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:38 AM   #7
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:27 AM   #8
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Well, but what were you expecting? This is a hugely growing sector of the market, but the cost/benefit analysis can only give you so much motorcycle, especially with prices dropping.
I was expecting to be disappointed.

The ship to beat the 2012 Ninja 250 sailed in 2013 with the Ninja 300, so I was hoping for a Ninja 300 beater, not an also ran. If it is better than the Ninja, it will be only slightly so. I see nothing Earth shattering there. 2p sliding pin front brake caliper, I'm told the swinger is steel. If it had come out in 2013 I might have picked it over the 300. Might. My Kawi dealer is excellent so that could have kept me on the Ninjette. The 41mm forks could have been a factor though knowing how bad the 37s are.

The CBR250 suffered the same fate, looking to be better, marginally, than the 2008-12 Ninja 250.

The KTM 390 is what they should have been shooting at IMO.

21cc? Wish I thought the 300 needed more but it isn't the engine in it that holds it back!
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #9
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The Euro 125 looks like this.



Dump the WRR250 engine in that and I'll be impressed.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:07 PM   #10
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But I wasn't expecting $5k. I was expecting a 300cc engine in the 250R chassis (first class sporting chassis), for about $7.5-$8k. STOP dumbing down EXISTING EU and Asian motorcycles - just bring them HERE!
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:22 PM   #11
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Back to the R3, nice job Yamaha!
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:55 AM   #12
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I'm off to the AIM show tomorrow to put eyeballs on one.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:02 AM   #13
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But I wasn't expecting $5k. I was expecting a 300cc engine in the 250R chassis (first class sporting chassis), for about $7.5-$8k. STOP dumbing down EXISTING EU and Asian motorcycles - just bring them HERE!
There is no such thing as a 250R Yamaha...

They have the R125 and then the same R3 as in Asia. You guys are hallucinating non existent bikes.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:26 AM   #14
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There is no such thing as a 250R Yamaha...

They have the R125 and then the same R3 as in Asia. You guys are hallucinating non existent bikes.
Pssst.

Perhaps he was referring to the 249cc YZF-R25 pictured below.

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Old 10-17-2014, 06:28 AM   #15
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21cc?
Uh no...ain't the Ninja 296? C'mon man this is 4cc's we are arguing about here. That's .1 hp, that's enough to transport the brake dust on the front wheel around without affecting the top speed any...Jeeezzzssshhhh get it right.

Here is another vid for those who can't get out to AIMEXPO...I still like it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWA_...hDZ5GA0TNRl4zg
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