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I sold my 250 over the summer and am thinking about moving up to a 500 but from my research it seems the new 300 would be enough. The 2004 ZZR250 I had didn't have enough juice for me. It would strain to maintain 75m/hr or 120km/hr and the passing ability was non existent. Do you think I'd get bored of the 300?
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Adam
 

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I'm mostly concerned with roll on between say 75-90 mi/hr (120-140 km/hr). Is that a fairly quick roll on? I don't need to go faster that 90 but I'm often trying to avoid shitty drivers around me by accelerating passed them.
 

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The 300's main improvement are the availability of more mid-range torque and taller gearing, meaning you've got space left on the tach and the torque to use it with the 300. Whether it's enough for you is personal preference, but it should definitely be better than the 250R.
 

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well look at it this way, at 75mph I read about 7.5k or so on the tach, maybe 8k on the tach? i;d have to go out again and test.

anyways, point being that there is still 4000 rpm of room for you to increase your speed on the highway. thets plenty in my opinion, and also the top end is very nice, I'm still in the break in period, so it will only get better, but the 300 awakens after 5-6k rpm's it becomes very easy to increase speed quickly. also becomes more torquey, even at high speeds on the highway.

But its up to you. I like the gas savings and it goes the speeds I want it to.

However I am sure the 600 would be more adept on the highway. Gearing and power wise. Plus the added weight does help a bit with wind
 
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