ninjette.org

Go Back   ninjette.org > General > General Motorcycling Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 19th, 2020, 03:01 PM   #121
thunderkat59
ninjette.org member
 
thunderkat59's Avatar
 
Name: Lem
Location: Louisville
Join Date: Jan 2020

Motorcycle(s): z400, scooters, more than I can remember since 1975

Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
Yeah, after hopping off heavy supersports onto ninjettes, I'll never go back. Light weight is so much more fun!



Also picked up 3x CBR250RRs in boxes. Should be enough to build 2x bikes I think. There's a group of geezers that started racing these things about 15-yrs ago and lots of them are getting out. It's a little lighter than old ZXR-250 and has more international support as far as parts goes. We'll see what 19 000 RPM redline with gear-driven cams sounds like soon enough!
Nice!!! I hope you put picture up when finished!! I keep goin back to the 70s, but 'superbikes' back then, might have been, an RD400, or Honda 400/4 because they had a wide envelope of things they did well, not just one or two. I really miss that thought process. Small bikes were abundant.
__________________________________________________
Hey! Check out my Instagram page!
thunderkat59 is offline   Reply With Quote




Old July 22nd, 2020, 06:21 PM   #122
DannoXYZ
ninjette.org certified postwhore
 
Name: AKA JacRyann
Location: SF East Bay
Join Date: Dec 2011

Motorcycle(s): CB125T, Ninja250R racer, Ninja250R street bike, EX250F#1, EX250F#2, EX250E, VF500F, CBR600RR

Posts: A lot.
MOTY - 2018, MOTM - Nov '17
Looks like ZX-25R has stirred up all sorts of interest in small bikes!
https://electrodealpro.com/honda-wil...-fight-zx-25r/
Huge amounts of torque over ZX-25R!
DannoXYZ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old July 22nd, 2020, 07:20 PM   #123
Kowalski
ninjette.org member
 
Kowalski's Avatar
 
Name: Keith
Location: Gardner KS
Join Date: Oct 2014

Motorcycle(s): 2014 Ninja 300

Posts: 33
This bike is starting to sound more and more like a rich mans ninja 400.
Kowalski is offline   Reply With Quote


Old July 23rd, 2020, 04:18 AM   #124
thunderkat59
ninjette.org member
 
thunderkat59's Avatar
 
Name: Lem
Location: Louisville
Join Date: Jan 2020

Motorcycle(s): z400, scooters, more than I can remember since 1975

Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
Looks like ZX-25R has stirred up all sorts of interest in small bikes!
https://electrodealpro.com/honda-wil...-fight-zx-25r/
Huge amounts of torque over ZX-25R!
Oh man
The only problem is, I told my Wife the Z400 would be the last new bike I ever get ...
I guess I'll have to wait for a used one
If Honda did a retro 400/4 with the same work-of-art pipes of the original, that would really be something!

But really, the compact nature of the Z's twin still makes it a desirable item.
The Honda would probably be 1500 more, too(?)
__________________________________________________
Hey! Check out my Instagram page!
thunderkat59 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old July 23rd, 2020, 04:37 AM   #125
thunderkat59
ninjette.org member
 
thunderkat59's Avatar
 
Name: Lem
Location: Louisville
Join Date: Jan 2020

Motorcycle(s): z400, scooters, more than I can remember since 1975

Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kowalski View Post
This bike is starting to sound more and more like a rich mans ninja 400.
That seems like a fair assessment.
As motorcyclists we are always lusting for new, high-tech, faster, etc ... Eventually, someone will make something that is "better(???)" than the lil Ninja. But, regardless of what comes out in the future, the 400 will remain a great bike. It does everything well. That wont change.

And -- bucket-n-shim'ing 2 extra cylinders
__________________________________________________
Hey! Check out my Instagram page!
thunderkat59 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old July 23rd, 2020, 09:57 AM   #126
DannoXYZ
ninjette.org certified postwhore
 
Name: AKA JacRyann
Location: SF East Bay
Join Date: Dec 2011

Motorcycle(s): CB125T, Ninja250R racer, Ninja250R street bike, EX250F#1, EX250F#2, EX250E, VF500F, CBR600RR

Posts: A lot.
MOTY - 2018, MOTM - Nov '17
Seems like technology has really improved and driven costs down. Those 250 4-cylinders cost $10k back in '90s. Which would be over $20k today!
DannoXYZ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old July 30th, 2020, 07:27 AM   #127
Panda
not an actual panda
 
Name: dan
Location: philadelphia
Join Date: Aug 2012

Motorcycle(s): 2008 Ninja 250, 2009 CBR600RR (Sold)

Posts: A lot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl1Wzdx1qMY

I've seen some online pricing guestimates that put the bike in the 6-8k range depending on trim. I just started following this story so my info may be out of date.

If they bring it to the states I definitely want one.
Panda is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[visordown.com] - New Kawasaki ZX-25R sportsbike to be sold in two power variants? Ninjette Newsbot Motorcycling News 0 September 11th, 2019 03:03 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Motorcycle Safety Foundation

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:22 PM.


remote server monitor
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Except where otherwise noted, all site contents are Copyright 2019 ninjette.org, All rights reserved.