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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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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.
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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I didn't do a lot of research, but dang that thing looks like a blast. Gotta be an absolute weapon on the smaller tracks with great cornering speed and decent pull on the straight. The motor sounds pretty cool on the videos and recent developments on it. But I heard it was going to be like 12k... For perspective, the 2020 ZX 6R is 10k without ABS, lol. I know because I want a ZX 6R next, doing my research haha.

If the price was say 8k that'd be a great deal. Relatively fuel efficient, probably a dang good 0-60 and general acceleration, light weight, that'd be a sweet machine to get some day.

I think I saw a rumored BMW 300cc "rr" or what have you, same idea there. Would be super rad to get a 'supersport 250-300" class, you could legit smoke some bigger bikes on the track with em.
 

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I think no one will debate it would be a fun bike to ride, but I really, really have doubts that many riders will actually be willing to pony up the price of a ZX-6r for a 250cc bike. That's just about as niche as it comes. For countries with licensing restrictions it probably makes a lot more sense, but I doubt these will be seen commonplace anywhere outside a track.
 

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^^ +1

And that's why it will very probably won't make it US. Very few people in US like small bikes, even fewer will be willing to pay big bucks for a small bike.
 

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^^ +1

And that's why it will very probably won't make it US. Very few people in US like small bikes, even fewer will be willing to pay big bucks for a small bike.

I'm very happy with my 300, but I miss my NINJA 1000. One of the reasons I elected to replace it with the 300 is bike fit. Now, if they can come out with something with more HP that fits me as well as my 300 does (actually, my 2008 250 had fit me even better), I would definitely be interested, depending on the price tag and insurance rates. And, of course, it has to be GREEN!:D
 
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I'm very happy with my 300, but I miss my NINJA 1000. One of the reasons I elected to replace it with the 300 is bike fit. Now, if they can come out with something with more HP that fits me as well as my 300 does (actually, my 2008 250 had fit me even better), I would definitely be interested, depending on the price tag and insurance rates. And, of course, it has to be GREEN!:D
It would be perfect for petite people who love inline four's.

There is a girl in the N400 forum who owns the N400 and really wanted the ZX6R but she doesn't reach the ground, not even with the toe tips, so she was very scared to buy the ZX6R. Everyone in the forum was encouraging her and suggesting solutions.
Last thing I read is that she order a brand new 2020 ZX6R and that eventually she would figure out how to ride it safely. Great story.
 

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It would be perfect for petite people who love inline four's.

There is a girl in the N400 forum who owns the N400 and really wanted the ZX6R but she doesn't reach the ground, not even with the toe tips, so she was very scared to buy the ZX6R. Everyone in the forum was encouraging her and suggesting solutions.
Last thing I read is that she order a brand new 2020 ZX6R and that eventually she would figure out how to ride it safely. Great story.
That doesn't sound like a great story to me.

Not buying a ZX6 because you can't touch the ground? That's not a real reason. Not having adequate experience with operating a cycle with that level of performance is a better reason not to buy one.

It takes years of riding moderately powerful motorcycles before you are really ready for something like a ZX6. Plenty of people find that out the hard way. You need a certain amount of proficiency to ride a cycle with that type of capability - safely.

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May be she was ready, maybe she wasn't. Who knows. Some people learn faster than others. Some are more cautious. Some are more willing to risk.

I think she got the N400 as first bike, but had experience with fast cars. Had the N400 for a year, did a couple of track days, then went for the ZX6R. I liked the story. She is young and was stoked.
 

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It would be perfect for petite people who love inline four's.

There is a girl in the N400 forum who owns the N400 and really wanted the ZX6R but she doesn't reach the ground, not even with the toe tips, so she was very scared to buy the ZX6R. Everyone in the forum was encouraging her and suggesting solutions.
Last thing I read is that she order a brand new 2020 ZX6R and that eventually she would figure out how to ride it safely. Great story.

I had to tripod my N1K, as well as the Honda NT700V I had before that. It's doable, but it sure is nice to have more confidence at stops and to be able to move it around my garage and parking spaces while seated.:)


I had A LOT of fun as well as learned a lot in my 23K miles on the N1K. It also gives me more credibility with my students when I say that such bikes are NOT beginner bikes. And then I inform them that their first bike won't be their last bike.:wink2:
 
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May be she was ready, maybe she wasn't. Who knows. Some people learn faster than others. Some are more cautious. Some are more willing to risk.

I think she got the N400 as first bike, but had experience with fast cars. Had the N400 for a year, did a couple of track days, then went for the ZX6R. I liked the story. She is young and was stoked.
I get your point - we don't know. I'm more just advocating for common sense, patience, and experience before moving on to a high performance cycle. Your life may depend on it.

We've all just seen it before where someone "out-grows" their "learner" bike in a year and goes right for a Super Sport. Usually doesn't end well.

I would say that driving a "fast car" is completely different from controlling a 100+ HP motorcycle, and surviving a year on a Ninja 400 and a track day or two doesn't gain you the experience required to ride a 600 SS proficiently.

Hopefully she has developed the skills required to safely handle the ZX6R.

In the U.S. you have the option to buy a Busa as your first bike if you like, and some do. I agree that it's all about the freedom to decide for yourself - just like wearing a helmet - or not.

We all make choices, and suffer the consequences.
 
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