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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 03:16 PM
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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 03:57 PM
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No kidding. I like the artist rendition of what they think it would look like. I've never seen any 250-300cc bike with dual front calipers. Picture just looks like an R6 with a name change.
you know what.. i did notice that.. couldnt put my finger on it... but i was like... looks a little overkill for such a small thing...


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I've never seen any 250-300cc bike with dual front calipers.
My old '85 Honda VT250 had dual front calipers.



Also my 93 Suzuki RGV250.



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post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 04:34 AM
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Manufacturers take global markets into consideration when developing bikes. 250 cc affects license and also with the new EU license scheme, I'm sure all that will be taken into consideration.

Moto3 has gone 250 as well so it will be interesting to see if Yamaha develops one for the championship as well.
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post #26 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 06:08 AM
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I should have been more specific...current 250cc in the US market.

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post #27 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 11:03 AM
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My old '85 Honda VT250 had dual front calipers.

Also my 93 Suzuki RGV250.
yah we're talking old school engineering on both those cases... yah know... back when bikes weighed a tonne!... i'm sure breaking technology has hopped ahead nicely in the last 20-30 years.!..


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Manufacturers take global markets into consideration when developing bikes. 250 cc affects license and also with the new EU license scheme, I'm sure all that will be taken into consideration.

Moto3 has gone 250 as well so it will be interesting to see if Yamaha develops one for the championship as well.
Atleast Moto3 is open to any engine manufacture. They really need to open up Moto2, who wants to route for the honda? So stupid.......
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post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 01:35 AM
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I should have been more specific...current 250cc in the US market.

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It's all good Chris. BTW I'm not even sure if the VT hit the market in the US, the RGV must have though.

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yah we're talking old school engineering on both those cases... yah know... back when bikes weighed a tonne!... i'm sure breaking technology has hopped ahead nicely in the last 20-30 years.!..
The VT, I totally agree with. But the RGV is a very light bike and the brakes have floating discs and are on par with anything today imo.


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post #30 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 11:37 PM
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honda already has a 70mpg bike that isnt a sitting target on the road. way ahead of all other manufacturers. nc700x
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post #31 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 01:06 AM
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Ever ride the fzr250rr from the late 80s early 90s? Phwoaaarrrr redline at 20krpm!!! had a little R2 painted on the ducktail of my mate's old one... was cute, but the thing actually did hammer if u kept it above 12krpm

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