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Old 02-08-2013, 12:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Why not get a moped then?
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I saw and sat on both the ninja 300 and cbr 500 at the IMS in Michigan last weekend. Personally to me the ninja just looks soooo much better. I felt they both felt relatively the same, but I'd prob still give the edge to the ninja again.

That being said, I'm no Kawasaki fanboy, I've always wanted a cbr 600rr and hope to get one some day but as far as the ninja 300 and cbr 500 go, I'd pick the ninja everytime.
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The CBR500 feels like a Suzuki Bandit 600 1200 to me or a smaller ZRX1200. Not full sport not full tour. I just know its too heavy for my tastes. I doubt it will be faster than a Ninja 300 and handles worse. I think Honda missed the boat and should have had a CBR350 or CBR400 and make it a single and it would be one hell of a good street bike.
And you can throw a new CBR600RR my way any day of week and I will test it out for you.
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Why not get a moped then?
Because I have a little self-respect.
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I still want that Repsol CBR250R. My daily ride is less than five miles with an average speed of about 25mph, so I could deal with the lack of top-end.
So you would prefer a weed whacker with wheels? No lie my friend's bike sounds like crap.
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Because I have a little self-respect.
Coming outa the guy who wants a 500
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Default Ninja 300 vs. cbr 500r

if you are going to get a 500cc bike you might as well through the extra cash to get a 600. Honda really messed up the design, looks really Asian to me. The new 600 repsol look niiiiice but not the front design. I got the 300 because it was light and fast enough for highways... And when I'm in the need for speed I take the 600 out lol


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So you would prefer a weed whacker with wheels? No lie my friend's bike sounds like crap.
Sure, it's a thumper; they all sound like that.

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Coming outa the guy who wants a 500
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Honda really messed up the design, looks really Asian to me.
Well, yeah....
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Do you really want a HONDA???????????
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Don't go for just looks, go for what engine suits you.

But Honda sucks.
Not sure what all the Honda hate is about, but personally the 600rr is a comfy quality bike and I plan to get my own. Of course when you get the econo model 250s, it will be lacking. The upper range of bikes are quite nice as well

But on the 500 it really doesnt look good, cant say anything else about it obviously.
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