Yep. They definitely bend at 90° into the throttle at the bar end. The key factor was the routing. After unsuccessfully attempting to get them to work the same way every Rev2/3 I’ve installed or even seen, they finally told me that the Kawi 300 required a convoluted routing compared to other bikes. They sent me a special install sheet (let me know if you need it).
The cable must cross the motor and come up from beneath the bars. And it also requires the cable entry to be on the bottom of the bars - instead of the top. With my clipons it aimed the cable directly into the fork. Ugh!
Even when I tried this, there was zero slack. And that was with the throttle far inbound of my comfort zone. I thought I was going crazy. Many, MANY emails and photos later, I finally got the longer cables. Fit perfect now. Just like every pic you’ve ever seen of a Rev3 install.
The cables that were originally shipped with the kit were confirmed to be the length they “should” be by MotionPro.
At this point, if the inner cable becomes weak/frayed, I’ll just make my own inner, as long as the outer housing is in good condition.