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is there a suzuki forum like this one? i personally like suzuki more than kawasaki. (i better not find death notes on my door!) my cousin who is an officer in the navy rides a gsx-r1000(rode) . he started on a 600 then a 750 (all 3 got stole) and i just might follow in his footsteps, except the navy part, im all marine, soon. dont get me wrong, ill still come here often, just not as often as the suzuki ones, where i would feel more at home. i feel like im spying when im here even though im not.
 

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I guess that SUZUKI and Kawasaki share in Research and Devolopment...cousins...but Kawasaki was advertizing the only production bike with Titanium alves ZX-10R when in fact the Suzuki 600/750 &1000GSX--R's were also using them... The Suzuki 500 just went to a full fairing compare it to the Kawasaki 500...HMMM
The Katana 600 looks an aweful lot like the Kawasaki ZZR-600 numbers...anyway, I'm still considering waiting to see what they do to the Ninja250R, and yes even the 500R, and 600's. Will we see titanium, EFI, new shocks, frames, wheels, fairings...or will things wither...
 

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250's&750's

Now if we could generate enough heat on Kawasaki and get Suzuki to jump on the band-wagon perhaps Kawasaki would quit sitting on its (hwatever) and make some legitimate changes...and we could have some competition in the 1/4L bikes again...seems Suzuki has the3/4L 750 tied up and Kawasaki isn't trying to bust its bubble...must be a cousin thing...what do you think?
 

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ZX-2R said:
Now if we could generate enough heat on Kawasaki and get Suzuki to jump on the band-wagon perhaps Kawasaki would quit sitting on its (hwatever) and make some legitimate changes...and we could have some competition in the 1/4L bikes again...seems Suzuki has the3/4L 750 tied up and Kawasaki isn't trying to bust its bubble...must be a cousin thing...what do you think?
I don't think Kawasaki is making too much money selling Ninja 250s for $3000 - but it would cost Suzuki a bundle to get into that market designing and tooling a new bike, unless they have a model comparable that doesn't get shipped to the US. The Ninja 250s low cost is probably helped by the age of the design, it's been around long enough to amortize the startup costs.
 

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sorry to keep on about bikes you guys cant have, but suzuki do have a better 250 class winner than your kwak 250, its called a gxr250r, smaller sister to the older gsxr750, again, japanese home country bike, but grey imported into the uk.

try this link to see just how much is happening in the outside world and i think you're all be spitting in your cocoa tonight.

http://www.250ccbikes.com/thelist.htm

i dont mean to be nasty, i was always under the impression through growing up that everything was much better over there than here in the u.k, but through chatting here with certain people, maybe we do have a better way of life here....
certainly where bike choice is concerned :roll:
 

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I knew, but I'm trying to make aware to the rest of the forum and especially our US market about what is available. I absolutely thank our friends overseas, and encourage you to keep the information flowing about your bikes...even Canada has the ZZR-250 which is better than our EX250...And the Suzuki250 is nothing to sneeze at...
 

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SUZUKI 250

The Suzuki GSZ250R would have to be an import as well...seems Kwak is hte only company with a sport bike...we can't have the Apirilia here either...
 

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i dont mean to be nasty, i was always under the impression through growing up that everything was much better over there than here in the u.k, but through chatting here with certain people, maybe we do have a better way of life here....
certainly where bike choice is concerned :roll:
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Marketing people would rather sell bigger and costlier bikes to Americans, so they limit the cool smaller bikes we get to choose from. 8)
 

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hiya.
i got big wide open spaces over here too in wales, plus i got twisty mountain roads, and when i'm bored of that, i go 2 miles in the other direction and go kitesurfing or jetsking. haha.
if you ride a pocketrocket or 2 like me, then you dont wanna go too far or you'll be in so much pain you wont get home again.

take care :roll:
 

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I think a more realistic perspective might be in order here. Here in the states, we have counties larger than Wales. Your mountains are speedbumps compared to the Sierra Nevada's, Rocky Mountains, or pretty any other mountain range over here, so we're not short on twisty mountain roads, either. I've been to the UK, and it's a great place. So are the bike choices you have. You also have at least three times the taxation rate, not to mention the outrageous taxes on petrol. A 250 has limited use here. They're great, but to us, wide open spaces means places like the state of Montana, or New Mexico or Texas. I love the UK, but the entire country is only the size of California, for cryin' out loud. Larger bikes are more efficient for covering greater amounts of real estate in a day.
 

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i wish i could agree, but you guys have got more coppers on the roads than squashed rabbits. i've had big cc bikes, i just go faster everywhere, but dont find it as appealing as thrashing a lil un about.
i like to know i've worked my bike and me to our limits after a ride, and as for going long distance over in the u.s, no thanx, think i'd rather fly.
anyone can ride a big bike, its just how you choose to ride, and for me, i like to feel content to know i can play on my lil ones. if i want to cover distance in the uk, i can always borrow a mates bmw or cruiser, but most of my riding is for fun these days, too many years as a bike courier has left me with bad knees and ankles and arithitis in the colder times of the year( which is about 95% of the time), and yes you are right about the tax and fuel prices over here, but all our political parties arew the same,nobody ever does anything about it, apart from the truckers,that is. :lol:
 
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