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The next bike for LWGP/LWSS/LWSK?
« on: September 17, 2005, 09:57:06 am »
I saw this and wondered if it might be the next SV?  Who knows just yet . . .

"One of the new bikes that got most of the attention at the show was the sporty Ninja 650R streetbike. It’s powered by a parallel twin, 8-valve four-stroke motor, and uses a 41mm conventional fork and a not-so-conventional off-set lay-down single-shock suspension system. It carries a $6299 price tag."

http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=8251
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Re: The next bike for LWGP/LWSS/LWSK?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005, 10:03:24 am »
Viable SV competetion maybe.  I don't see anything in the specs that necessarily screams "faster than an SV"

It would be cool to see some more variety on the grid.
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Re: The next bike for LWGP/LWSS/LWSK?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005, 02:00:04 pm »
Vote for my '91 FZR600. I will run GT lights if they let me.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2005, 09:09:42 pm »
Looks like the shock on a KTM.  

No idea why the frame's red, though.  Maybe so if the bike stinks people won't know it's a Kawi.

If they pay contingency on it I imagine they'll sell pretty well.
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Re: The next bike for LWGP/LWSS/LWSK?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005, 05:17:08 am »
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If they pay contingency on it I imagine they'll sell pretty well.



Yup, now you're talkin'...
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Re: The next bike for LWGP/LWSS/LWSK?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2005, 05:40:04 am »
Honda has also released a new mini-motorcycle.  The NSP (or NPS, I forget) 100.  It's basically the NSR-50 with double the motor...

The only downfall on it is that it has those goofy sized wheels that you can't get a decent race tire for.
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Re: The next bike for LWGP/LWSS/LWSK?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2005, 06:01:38 am »
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Vote for my '91 FZR600. I will run GT lights if they let me.

Mark


Never happen.

FZR600's made more power than CBR600F2's in Supersport trim.  My F2 made 93 in 1993.  Thunderbike is appropriate...or middleweight.
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Re: The next bike for LWGP/LWSS/LWSK?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2005, 06:02:24 am »
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Honda has also released a new mini-motorcycle.  The NSP (or NPS, I forget) 100.  It's basically the NSR-50 with double the motor...

The only downfall on it is that it has those goofy sized wheels that you can't get a decent race tire for.


Probably cheaper to buy a used 125 GP bike.
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2005, 01:21:05 pm »
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Yup, now you're talkin'...


I'll find out who to ask on Monday.
Hopefully it'll pay the same as the 600 and 1000.

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2005, 08:03:31 pm »
A little variety and more competition would be nice.
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Re: The next bike for LWGP/LWSS/LWSK?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2005, 05:30:23 am »
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I'll find out who to ask on Monday.
Hopefully it'll pay the same as the 600 and 1000.



I would doubt it.  Would be nice, but I can't see the margin of profit or the volume in sales to be better.

As for being better for the class...  As it is now, it's almost a spec class, which is nice.  Lots of information available, lots of parts available.  I think it's good as it is.  
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