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    Another one enters the fray

    What with Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Honda duking it out for little bike honors. It was just a matter of time a baby Gixxer joined in.

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    Great looking bike if it's for real. Looks a lot like the Ninja. "Little" bikes absolutely offer a legitimate ride. If you all haven't taken a little 300 out and indulged in flogging it without mercy you're missing a great experience. I would never trade in my Monster for exclusively riding a 300 but I'm always amazed at my Ninja rides.

    I'm still waiting for that in-line 4 300. That indeed might make me sell the Monster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Hanna View Post
    Great looking bike if it's for real. Looks a lot like the Ninja. "Little" bikes absolutely offer a legitimate ride. If you all haven't taken a little 300 out and indulged in flogging it without mercy you're missing a great experience. I would never trade in my Monster for exclusively riding a 300 but I'm always amazed at my Ninja rides.

    I'm still waiting for that in-line 4 300. That indeed might make me sell the Monster
    Oh it's real alright, MSRP TBA http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%...8/GSX250R.aspx

    As for an I-4 small bore bike, for now you'll have to find an old CB350F but that's a different kind of ride altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Hanna View Post

    I'm still waiting for that in-line 4 300. That indeed might make me sell the Monster
    Small I-4s never sold well here. Honda's CB 350 and 400 fours sat on dealer floors for long time. I picked up my 400F when it was three years old, the dealer was desperate to unload the machine. Small triples from Suzuki (GT380) and Kawasaki (KH400) were kind of popular because they were cheap, but were not very durable. A Yamaha FZR250 is virtually impossible to find and were nearly as difficult to purchase when they were new. Nearly all FZR 400s ended up at race tracks. That was an outstanding bike, one that I miss. Honda could barely give away the CB-1 400-4. The bikes exist, they just don't sell in the U.S. 400-4s are everywhere in Japan. Even law enforcement uses them.

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    New to the North American market, the GSX250 has been available for a couple decades overseas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZridered View Post
    Small I-4s never sold well here. Honda's CB 350 and 400 fours sat on dealer floors for long time. I picked up my 400F when it was three years old, the dealer was desperate to unload the machine. Small triples from Suzuki (GT380) and Kawasaki (KH400) were kind of popular because they were cheap, but were not very durable. A Yamaha FZR250 is virtually impossible to find and were nearly as difficult to purchase when they were new. Nearly all FZR 400s ended up at race tracks. That was an outstanding bike, one that I miss. Honda could barely give away the CB-1 400-4. The bikes exist, they just don't sell in the U.S. 400-4s are everywhere in Japan. Even law enforcement uses them.
    Yea you know guys and as I've mentioned before there is a group of riders that I run into now and again up on Mulholland. They've put together a riding group that has the old 90's CBR250rr's that I don't believe ever sold in the US. One guy was telling me there's up company up in Vancouver that actively imports these bikes when they can find em. Admittedly these are really good riders and can keep the bikes pegged almost all the way through but to see these little bikes roaring and crackling through the canyon is genuinely a thing of beauty. Visually and audibly. The look of the bike still holds up, the analog gauges are classic and those guys always are grinning ear to ear.

    That's kinda where I get my barometer for a small 4 cylinder machine. Honda claims they entertained that idea with the new CBR250rr but quickly abandoned the idea with the Euro 4 emmisions monster hanging over their heads. I dunno what these guys have gone through to make these bikes California compliant (probably a bribe) but if I run into these guys again I'm gonna see what all involved

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    GSX250r specs show it very close to 400 pounds, how did they make it so heavy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    GSX250r specs show it very close to 400 pounds, how did they make it so heavy
    It's the same weight (give or take a pound) as the Ninja and the Ninja never "feels" even remotely heavy. As always the geometry changes how heavy bikes feel. My Monster is roughly 15lbs heavier than the Ninja but that bike feels substantially heavier in slower situations and particularly when the suspension isn't loaded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    GSX250r specs show it very close to 400 pounds, how did they make it so heavy
    They copied Harley.
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