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1/4 mile time?

Ok guys, so im sold on getting a ninja 300 special edition hopefully by the end of this month as i will be taking msf next week. I know the capabilities of this bike but i was just wondering how fast would this bike be in the 1/4 mile? Seems i cant find times for it anywhere.
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I dont want a fast bike, i was just curious how the 300 would do.
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dont know, dont really care either way, i bought it for the joy or riding it
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well after you get it, you can take it to a drag strip and let us know how it goes,dont run a full tank of fuel, keep it to bare minimum, every bit of weight saving helps
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Comparing to 2 stroke Yamaha twins of the 1970's

The Ninja 300 sits between the RD 250 / RD 350 displacement-wise and willingly turns another 4,000 revs. With 150 lb. rider the 250 turned a 15.1 at around 85 mph. The 350 ran a best of 14.39 at 89 mph with the same criteria; both machines 6-speed and reed valve induction. My brother and I owned five of these, from new, in the years 1973 - 1976; an RD 400 thrown-in for the year 1976. From having ridden thousands of miles on those, albeit years ago; I would put our 300's in the mid-14 sec. range at around 90 mph easily. If you weigh less than I do (215 lbs.), as little as 140 lbs., you should be able to run low 14's. Somebody post a time slip, please.

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Will do , there is a drag strip about 30 minutes from where i live . i want the bike mostly to comute and cruise to nearby towns but im always curious about 1/4 mile times on everything. I guess i read car and driver too much.
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release all the air from your tyres and fill them with helium, the helium will make the bike lighter, therefore faster,i suggest you fill the tyres so they are about 4 times bigger then they currently are, but be warned, the bike might have a tendency to float away on you, you might need to attach a piece of string to it to stop this,lol
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release all the air from your tyres and fill them with helium, the helium will make the bike lighter, therefore faster,i suggest you fill the tyres so they are about 4 times bigger then they currently are, but be warned, the bike might have a tendency to float away on you, you might need to attach a piece of string to it to stop this,lol
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