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post #21 of 455 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 08:53 AM
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No 300 and no 636, you heard it here first.
Haha It doesn't hurt to hope lol. The zx6r is bound for an upgrade sometime soon though

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I agree I'm a very impatient person! And this new 636 is killing me.
I could see a comeback of the 500 with a new body style , but a 300 ? no way , the insignificantly more powerful bike would probably only be made for countries that have strong regulations on engine size like Indonesia , were the price of a bike doubles passed a certain CC , so if the limit of CC on that country is 300 , you can bet your pants that they will make a bike to meet those numbers .

Other than that it won't make any sense ,

edit: on a side note , Kawazaki is known to re use old bodies for smaller bikes , like the last 250 had the head light and looks of the 650 , and the 2013 650 looks more like a 1000 on the front , so it wouldn't surprise me , but the only thing this would signal is that Kawa is ready to release a new revamp of the Zx-6R

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Haha It doesn't hurt to hope lol. The zx6r is bound for an upgrade sometime soon though
They're doing an upgrade for 2013.

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They're doing an upgrade for 2013.
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post #25 of 455 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 11:59 AM
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Total rumor based worthless article. If you look at the bike pictured, it's just a 2012 250 with a mask on the headlight...

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This article was from SSB
I just wanted to share it with you all.
I'm not sure if it is a rumor or not, I'm not even sure I would want it!?!?

It is a 2012 version in the picture, it's just for references.


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This article was from SSB
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I'm not sure if it is a rumor or not, I'm not even sure I would want it!?!?

It is a 2012 version in the picture, it's just for references.


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I call BS on the 300; it has already been released out of the country.

As for the 636, I don't know. People are claiming they saw 636 badges on it.

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300cc; no reason to release it in the US, it'll take it out of the 250cc class.
But I'm not sure of the 636, I saw a couple pictures online but guess we just have to wait.
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post #30 of 455 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 06:18 AM
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Are you saying the 600s have to have their power restricted almost 75% ???
What makes you think that? And where does the 75% figure come from?

The restrictions are for intermediate licence classes. Anyone with a full licence will ride (if they want to) the current 600s.

There is an issue though, in that for the 47 bhp licence class a bike can only be restricted to 47 bhp if it's full power output is less than 95 bhp. As restricting 600cc bikes is a popular (though somewhat stupid) way of meeting the existing restriction rules manufacturers might start limiting new 600s to 95 bhp to retain sales in that market. As many restricted 600s are bought as second owner bikes 600s with more than 95 bhp might find their resale value impacted. We'll just have to wait three or four years to see what happens.

Remember also that the Japanese market limits most sales to under 400cc bikes. The new EU rules will create a big European market for bikes that can also be sold in the Japanese home market. Manufacturers are in business to make money, not motorcycles, so they'll make whatever they think will make most money.

Venom - the current 250 has about 28 bhp. That's not a co-incidence - it fits neatly under the current EU 33 bhp rules. There's no reason why a 300 or 350 can't have around 45 bhp to meet the new rules. That isn't an insignficant increase. It adds about 10 mph to top speed, shaves a couple of seconds off 0-60 time, and makes highway cruising at 80 mph + easy.

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