Thoughts on the 2013 ninja 250?

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  1. scorch

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    im excited for it. Already changing the 250? the last ninja looked the same for 20 years. This time we are getting FI and new looks, electronic speedo. Much improved
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  2. scorch

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    and abs! Kawasaki is really coming along with this bike.

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    and i hit 66k on my 08 :deal
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  3. GI_JO_NATHAN

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    Is the 08+ not FI?
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  4. Zeke013

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    Nope. Honda brought it to the table.
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    good looking bike! Kawasaki has been stepping up their game lately!
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  6. GI_JO_NATHAN

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    Oh ok. I guess that's what I get for assuming. Thanks.
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  7. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    WTF? The guy riding that thing must be 4'6"! He looks tiny on that bike! I look like a gorilla riding a kitten on mine! For reference, in a normal seated position, the back of my boot is just touching the underside of my thigh. :lol3
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  8. scorch

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    i bet that guy is 5'5 or so. Which is average i think. The new ninjas plastic bolts out a little so it has a look of being a bigger bike. this one probably will do the same it looks.

    its a great looking bike.

    but when is yamaha and suzuki going to jump in the game?
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  9. scorch

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    Yup, kawasaki is taking off. Revamping bikes left and right, making very unique styling.
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  10. scorch

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  11. GI_JO_NATHAN

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    This. They pick a dumb time to quit makeing the GS500. Left the door wide open.
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  12. straightrod

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    Will it out perform the Honda 250?
    Just wondering if Honda was targeted with this new 250?
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  13. 68deluxe

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    Why cannot Ducati sell something like that over here? back in the 90's when we had the 750/900SS bikes here in the U.S. they also had 400/600SS models in Europe.
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    the current ninja 250 already out performs the honda 250. This one will be a bigger improvement.
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  15. NONo443

    NONo443 Been here awhile

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    Left what door wide open?

    Suzuki has the Gladius, which can be detuned in countries that have restrictions for new riders; and Yamaha has a 125 (and a 144 in some countries) for new riders for the same reasons, but is not offered in the U.S.
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  16. joec63

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    Yeah!, Bring on the wars and hope it escalates to at least another 100cc . I'm sure they're fine bikes as is however more competition is good! :clap
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  17. Gryphon12

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    My understanding:

    EX-250-C (GPZ-250) 1983-1984 - Japan Only = carburetors

    EX-250-E 1986-1987 North America; GPZ-250R all other markets = carburetors (rare)

    EX-250-F 1988-2007 USA; 1988-1999 Canada; GPX-250R 1987-2007 all other markets = carburetors (the most common or "standard" Kawasaki EX-250; 16" wheels / tires)

    EX-250-G 1989-2007 = GPX-250R-II Japan Only = carburetors (Dual front disks; wider rear wheel / tire)

    EX-250-H 1992-2007 = ZZR-250; world wide EXCEPT North America (never USA) = carburetors (new engine cases, frame, body, lights, suspension, levers, electronics, 17" wheels, etc.)
    EX-250-H 2000-2007 = Ninja 250R (2000-2002) or ZZR-250 (2003-2007); Canada Only (never USA); same upgrades - 17" wheels, etc.

    EX-250-J 2008-2012 = Ninja 250R in North America = carburetors; Major update: 17" wheels, new front suspension, brakes, bodywork, instruments, new engine tuning
    EX-250-J 2008-2012 = Ninja 250R in Europe, Brazil, Thailand = Fuel Injected; same upgrades

    EX-250-K(?) 2013+ = Ninja 250R in all markets, Fuel Injected. Major or Minor update (full specs tbd). Common world-platform?

    Isn't this fun?:evil

    Sources: Ninja 250 Riders Club; Wikipedia
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  18. Gryphon12

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    I'd love to see the Japan-only Ninja 400 (not the sleeved-down 650R that's sold in Canada) here in North America! Until then, I'll wait for the 2013 Duke 350 and / or the 2014 Moto3 350 from KTM - both on the North American dealer's list for the USA.
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  19. GotMojo?

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    Almost sounds like the new Ninja 250R is already available in Indonesia. More proof that Kawasaki (and Honda) are really targeting the emerging markets with these small displacement bikes. Wonder when the little Ninja will be available here in the US. With ABS and FI, I might be tempted to get another one.
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  20. damasovi

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    if they are indeed targetting the 3rd world, I wonder how much it will cost here in Mexico, the current one already cost soo much! $6400, if you buy it here, if you buy it in the usa and import it then it could cost 500-1500 less (depending on the price of importation).

    So with all these advances I think they will be price around $8,000.... let's hope not.

    Damasovi
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