Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Waynesboro, VA.
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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.
Last edited by Have Trumpet Will Travel; 03-01-2013 at 09:17 PM.
Reason: 2012 Ninja 650 = 12.24 @ 105 mph