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View Poll Results: Kawasaki's everyday heroes
KLR series - Unbreakable! 1 11.11%
Z series - Muscle for the people 1 11.11%
Er - Ninja 650 - Versys series - The gamechangers 4 44.44%
Ninja 250 - Ageless! 0 0%
Ninja 500 - 1 11.11%
Vulcan series - The easy riders 0 0%
Ninja ZX6-R series - The real deal supersports gateway 1 11.11%
Other - State your preference 1 11.11%
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-27-2019, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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A Kawasaki doesn't need to be expensive and exclusive to be cool!

Choose the Kawi that made an impact without breaking the bank

I know that some of the model series I posted include relatively expensive bikes but it would be too much to post specific models.

Also, the Er6-n is now called Z650, which is a blunder if you ask me, as the Er series bikes are very different in character, but you get the point.

I choose the Er - Ninja 650 - Versys series bikes as they revolutionized their category with features like, bespoke design, under slung exhaust and premium packaging in general, side mounted shock absorber for stability and agility, compact and powerful engine and overall beautiful design and riding character that many tried to imitate!

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Z rules!

That's more like it GR
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Z rules!

That's more like it GR
Almost a cult bike in Greece, especially the early gen 750 and 1000 models
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The Er series bikes are indeed worthy of my vote.
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I don't think I have to tell you guys which way I voted.
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A Kawasaki doesn't need to be expensive and exclusive to be cool!

Choose the Kawi that made an impact without breaking the bank

I know that some of the model series I posted include relatively expensive bikes but it would be too much to post specific models.

Also, the Er6-n is now called Z650, which is a blunder if you ask me, as the Er series bikes are very different in character, but you get the point.

I choose the Er - Ninja 650 - Versys series bikes as they revolutionized their category with features like, bespoke design, under slung exhaust and premium packaging in general, side mounted shock absorber for stability and agility, compact and powerful engine and overall beautiful design and riding character that many tried to imitate!

I'm personally seriously considering trading my 250 in for a 454 ltd. I do my own wrenching most of the time anyways, so it would be worth picking up something that's a bit of a classic. Or perhaps the Vulcan 500, because Frankenbikes are awesome. :-P
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I'm personally seriously considering trading my 250 in for a 454 ltd. I do my own wrenching most of the time anyways, so it would be worth picking up something that's a bit of a classic. Or perhaps the Vulcan 500, because Frankenbikes are awesome. :-P
Cool, nothing wrong with trying new things!
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GR rider you prove that Er = Essential riding as you seem to be doing and enjoying everything with it
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In my NTBH opinion, the ULTIMATE 'Frankenbike' (assuming by that, you mean: sport-bike engine in a street-bike/cruiser-frame) would be the ultra-rare Kawasaki Eliminator's...mainly the 600, 900 and 1000's.

It's amazing to me that all three versions had such a short production-run, given their rock-solid performance & reliability.

I had an 87' 1000 Eliminator briefly...my only reason for getting rid of her, was mainly the fuel-economy...no matter how 'light' a wrist I drove her with, she never once gave me 100 miles to a full-tank of gas...

...truth be told, the 'Millennium-Falcon-esche' launches she was capable of, seldom made for great gas-mileage anyways...lol

Not easily 'programmed, categorized or referenced'.
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I voted KLR because it deserves a lot of appreciation.

Legendary usability and reliability through the years.

My no2 choice would be the Er series.
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