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Old 03-22-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Why did you buy the Honda instead of the Kawasaki?

Just curious, the Ninja seems like more "work" so;


Was it just a price thing?

Was it a Honda thing?

Maybe neither reason?
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Fuel injection was the main reason for my purchase, cleaning carbs sucks. Plus who doesn't love our low end torque?
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Less maintenance, lower emissions.

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Fuel injection was the main reason for my purchase, cleaning carbs sucks. Plus who doesn't love our low end torque?
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Fuel Injected
Honda quality
Better warranty
Better gas mileage
Easier to disassemble
Holds it's value longer than any other bike that's not Honda
Great commuter and great for novice riders

It's a Honda. Need we say more?
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+1 for fuel injection.
Better mpg.
Preferred getting off the line quicker, at intersections, passing, hills, etc., rather than a couple extra mph at the high end.
Didn't relish revving to 11,000 to hit the sweet spot.
I liked the feel -- lighter clutch, ABS option (although, ultimately, I couldn't find one w/ ABS)...
... and the Kawi dealer was a dick...
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Fuel Injected
Honda quality
Better warranty
Better gas mileage
Easier to disassemble
Holds it's value longer than any other bike that's not Honda
Great commuter and great for novice riders

It's a Honda. Need we say more?
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Mostly Fuel Injection is what helped me make the decision
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And Kawi is still running carbs on the 2012's, I don't get it. They had a whole year to develop an EFI system for their 250 but didn't.
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I didn't even consider the Kawasaki since it wasn't fuel injected. Now that Honda has a fuel injected bike in this market, I'm wondering if Kawasaki is feeling pressure to offer it. I'm also partial to Honda. However, I will buy other brands if the bike offers what I'm looking for at the right price (my last bike was a Kawasaki Concours).
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They didn't need to develop it, the Europe/Asia model already has it since its launch in '08.
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