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Oct 31st 2019, 04:57 PM   #1
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Kawi 250 Four Cylinder

The RR version is rumored to have 60 HP. In a little high revving bike like that? I would think that would be fun!
Oct 31st 2019, 07:07 PM   #2
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  Sep 2019
  Portlandia, by way of Maui

  MV Agusta F3 800
Sounds like fun for the track, but maybe not so much on the street. A 60-horsepower 4-cylinder 250 would have all the low-rpm torque of a wet fart.
Oct 31st 2019, 08:44 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
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Sounds like fun for the track, but maybe not so much on the street. A 60-horsepower 4-cylinder 250 would have all the low-rpm torque of a wet fart.
pretty much the reason they didn't fly off of the showroom the first time around...
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Oct 31st 2019, 09:02 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Yeahhhh, but that exhaust sound!!! Weeeee!
Oct 31st 2019, 09:17 PM   #5
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
It should sound fantastic like an old f1 car and the noise they make is a big part of riding, at least for me, but will have a lack of low end as stated and probably baseline suspension.
Oct 31st 2019, 10:05 PM   #6
 
  Feb 2016
  Spokane

  ZREX, Superhawk, CRF450R, KX500 SM, XR650R DS, KV75, RX50, RD400
I'd imagine it being alot like riding a 2 stroke 250.......which I really enjoyed my little nsr's��
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Nov 1st 2019, 12:04 AM   #7
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
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Vid about it.
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Nov 1st 2019, 12:17 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Development should be electric now. No future for carbon spewing vehicles.
Nov 1st 2019, 05:21 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
No Future? Heresy! Burn him, he's a tree hugging witch! JK

And I'm no proctologist..but I think a wet fart would produce more torque than a dry one.
Nov 1st 2019, 08:05 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2012 Ninja 250, Tiger 800
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Originally Posted by MV Man
Sounds like fun for the track, but maybe not so much on the street. A 60-horsepower 4-cylinder 250 would have all the low-rpm torque of a wet fart.
My wet farts have quite a bit of low end torque.
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Nov 1st 2019, 09:15 AM   #11
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
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Development should be electric now. No future for carbon spewing vehicles.
I understand were are a cancer killing this planet, but how are you going to do a track day on an electric bike with a 4hr charge and the only avail electrics are 2 110 plugs in the restroom or bring a 4kw generator so you can charge on 220.
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Nov 1st 2019, 09:38 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
Originally Posted by Transported
Development should be electric now. No future for carbon spewing vehicles.
Well, except two strokes. You MUST bring back two strokes!!!!
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Nov 1st 2019, 10:20 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Development should be electric now. No future for carbon spewing vehicles.
Says the guy with only carbon spewing bikes. Why not step up and buy an electric and sell the others?
Nov 1st 2019, 12:13 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
As I have mentioned before, I commute on it a little and ride for recreation infrequently. I mostly ride a bicycle, walk or take Metro. It only cost me $4,000 used. A modern electric bike is several times more than that. I am intending to replace the FZ1 soon as I can afford an e-bike. I am keeping track of the prices.

It would help if we would subsidize electric vehicles at least as much as we subsidize the fossil fuel industry. The money we would save by avoiding climate change costs would more than pay for any subsidy. But pols are in the pocket of their corporate donors.

Aside from the personal attack, my point is that manufacturers need to get the message that the age of fossil fuel is long over. Thirty years over. It is absurd that any of them have non electric designs on the drafting table.
Nov 1st 2019, 01:20 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Emmett Idaho

  2010 Honda Goldwing, 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650, 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 1995 Honda PC800
OK OK, I'm an old fart but I can remember when a Yamaha 250 TD1-B non street legal road racer made a screaming 36 horsepower and was the fasted quarter liter on the AMA circuit. 60 HP out of a (somewhat) docile street bike of the same displacement? Wow. Welcome to 2020.

Hey Kawasaki- how about a supercharger for this one? Now that would be cool!
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