Rumor: 59HP 4-cyl Kawasaki 250cc ZX-25R sportsbike - Kawasaki Ninja 300 Forum
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Rumor: 59HP 4-cyl Kawasaki 250cc ZX-25R sportsbike

How is this rumor not posted here yet ...

https://www.visordown.com/news/new-b...r-variants?amp
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I doubt we will see that in the us
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I think if a 4-cyl 250 actually entered production, it would be sold in the USA. Because it's going to be expensive.
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The CBR300RR didn't make it to US, at least for now.
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I second that. I think it would be pretty economically reckless to bring in two pretty similar versions of the same bike to the US right now. There's enough trouble as is selling the bikes we already have. And I don't think dealerships would appreciate having to stock both engine variations in both color schemes, and that's before anything is said on whether or not there will be an ABS equipped model.

Now I think it would make sense if they brought the more high powered one to see how it did. I don't think it would sell great, but I do think it fills a niche so there's that. Though at this point I'd rather see most of the effort be put in getting new riders on a bike, and not on making models more apt for a 2nd or 3rd bike for already habitual riders.
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The CBR300RR didn't make it to US, at least for now.
It sounded like it would at one point.

That was going to be a twin though.
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The CBR300RR didn't make it to US, at least for now.
The twin cylinder RR is a 250 not a 300. Still limited to a handful of Asian countries unfortunately.
I looked at importing one from Japan back in 2017 but I was only going to be able to ride it on the track as it wasn't compliant for road use here in New Zealand. So I bought a Ninja 400 instead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CBR250RR_(2017)
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^^ Good catch! I was sure it was a 300.

Ride by wire.
Red line at 14k
40+ hp / 135kg (298lbs)
124mph (200kph)
Mapping modes.
More compact engine

Very nice bike for small bikes lovers.
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^^ Good catch! I was sure it was a 300.

Ride by wire.
Red line at 14k
40+ hp / 135kg (298lbs)
124mph (200kph)
Mapping modes.
More compact engine

Very nice bike for small bikes lovers.
Not sure it would go that fast with 40 HP though.
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Not sure it would go that fast with 40 HP though.

With tailwind going slightly downhill and a 90 lbs rider....
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