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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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2009 Kawasaki 500R, 650R

Ok, Ok we all know that it took Kawasaki 20 years to redesign the 250R but what about the 500R and 650R? Sorry if you guys like them but I think they are fucking appalling, awful, bad, beastly, crabbed, cranky, despicable, disagreeable, disfigured, disgusting, dowdy, foul, frightful, gloomy, grave, grisly, gross, grotesque, gruesome, homely, horrible, loathsome, misshapen, mutilated, nasty, offensive, ominous, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, servile, terrible, toady, troublesome, unappealing, unattractive, unbeauteous, uncomely, unesthetic, unpleasant, unsightly, vile, wretched......

Anyways I personally think that Kawasaki needs to come up with a different body design. I'm sure all the new riders with their 250's right now are feeling good about riding and want a bigger bike. Now I know once a person is happy with one company that that person will usually go back for more. Now if what they are looking at is a 500R(or 650R) but it looks ugly, they wont want to buy it and they would buy the ZX-6R because the bike is pretty. Most of us will agree that the ZX-6R isn't really for beginner riders. So basically in all this ranting and raving, Kawasaki needs to improve these two bikes in my opinion.
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The 500R needs a redesigned, but with the 650R and 250R do we really need a 500R?
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the 650R is just as ugly
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 09:02 PM
 
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I've often confused the new 250 for the 650 and vice versa at a quick first glance, so I can't say, nor would I want to, that the 650 is ugly. I also agree with Vtec44. I figured the 650 was the 500's replacement.

It's kind of sad that people are using looks as the primary criterion in their decision of which bike to buy, though.
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I've often confused the new 250 for the 650 and vice versa at a quick first glance, so I can't say, nor would I want to, that the 650 is ugly. I also agree with Vtec44. I figured the 650 was the 500's replacement.

It's kind of sad that people are using looks as the primary criterion in their decision of which bike to buy, though.
I never get confused between the 250 and the 650. The 650 is indeed ugly, its not aggressive looking for a 650cc sport bike. I honestly do not see anything sporty about it. The can looks ugly, the wind screen looks to narrow and long for the bike. And whats with the huge spring that shows? If you really want to compare the 250 to the 650, the 250 is a third of the size. So if the handle bars aren't low like a ZX's on a 250 thats fine because of the size of the bike. The seat doesn't look like its slanted forward at all on the 650 which would help the rider feel a more aggressive ergonomics of the bike. But the 250 does have that(well at least the 08's do). All in all its time for a make over. And I'm not just comparing it to looks only. I'm sure they ride nice but most people do buy bikes because of looks. Everybody knows that and those are called "Squids".

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I'm a squid, cuz I buy bikes because of the looks. Seriously, especially when it comes to 600cc bikes. The specs are so close that you just buy which ever you think look the best.
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I think since the new 250, they stopped worrying about the others.
Hell even their motogp bike is getting neglected!
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I'm a squid, cuz I buy bikes because of the looks. Seriously, especially when it comes to 600cc bikes. The specs are so close that you just buy which ever you think look the best.
Thats different Vtec. No not all 600's are the same. The R6 is one of the lighter 600's and is very flickable. Honda's 600RR seems to be like the 250R when it comes to the power band, they seem to be stronger in the mid range to high rpms. The ZX-6R is kind of a cross between the 2. Its fairly light and maneuverable as well as having a power band with the mid range to high rpms. So each bike does very a bit. And also depends on your driving style.

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I like the 650, was thinking about getting that as my next bike
To me it has vintage styling with a modern touch.
The 500, however... trash the line and turn the factory into a 250 factory!
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Meh I don't know it just doesn't get me hard like all the other 600's.
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