Originally Posted by mimico_polak
I was at the Toronto motorcycle show yesterday and had a chance to check out the bike. Felt and looked really good together.
You didn't happen to ask when they were going to arrive at the dealerships did you? I was there too and totally slipped my mind. I'd like to see one that's not been abused by thousands of people.
I kinda wish Kawasaki was there so I could do a more direct comparison between the two. I guess I'll have to wait for the January show to clear up some FUD.
I'm going to resist the urge to rant about how absolutely disappointed I am about the quality of the CBR500R for the moment. Some of it might have been due to all kinds of people fondling it, some of it might have been due to rushing it for the show circuit, I dunno. I intend to go to the January show where both the CBR500 and the Ninja 300 will be at so I can make a better comparison. I sat on a Ninja 300 a couple weeks ago at a dealer and I was rather pleased with it.
I'm interested in the CBR500 because it should have substantially better brakes than the Ninja 300 and more torque.