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Hello everyone.

New Member here. I pick up my Ninja 400 in the KRT colours on Tuesday. Changing bikes from a Yamaha R3. I've been riding for 9 years and this will be my 6th bike. Looking forward to discussions and seeing what the Kaw community has to offer!
 

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Hello everyone.

New Member here. I pick up my Ninja 400 in the KRT colours on Tuesday. Changing bikes from a Yamaha R3. I've been riding for 9 years and this will be my 6th bike. Looking forward to discussions and seeing what the Kaw community has to offer!
yamaha r3 is a solid bike but the kawa just feel way refined and has more modding capabilities in terms of performance,heck I hear the R3 can actually loose a lot of power with full exhaust system lol
 

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Welcome to the forum. What part of the world are you located?
 

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Welcome Chap, would be real keen to hear a Ninja 400 vs R3 comparison when you've done a few miles on the new machine.
Enjoy!
 

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Yeah, you put a ton of km on that R3
Are you in the R3 forums? Assuming so since you know a put a lot on it ;)

I actually owned two R3's, the first one I put about 35,000km on it, second one being traded in has less than 5,000 on it
 

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Cool to have ya. Being a diehard Yamaha guy I was all for getting an R3. But I can't deny the Kawasakis many stellar features and performance.

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Cool to have ya. Being a diehard Yamaha guy I was all for getting an R3. But I can't deny the Kawasakis many stellar features and performance.

Welcome.
Being a die hard Yamaha fan was what made this the hardest decision of my bike life xD
I beat the crap out of my first R3 and it's what made me fall in love with small bikes. As a brand, my heart will always be loyal to Yamaha...but, you know, when something younger and prettier comes by .... :devil:
 

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Being a die hard Yamaha fan was what made this the hardest decision of my bike life xD
I beat the crap out of my first R3 and it's what made me fall in love with small bikes. As a brand, my heart will always be loyal to Yamaha...but, you know, when something younger and prettier comes by .... :devil:
I've had dozens of Yamahas, including the six I have now (Snowmobiles, R1, YZ, ATV, Waverunner) and will always own one. So I don't feel like I'm cheating too badly. :smile_big:
 

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Being a die hard Yamaha fan was what made this the hardest decision of my bike life xD
I beat the crap out of my first R3 and it's what made me fall in love with small bikes. As a brand, my heart will always be loyal to Yamaha...but, you know, when something younger and prettier comes by .... :devil:
Lol, I kinda had a similar dilemma as a bit of a Honda buyer traditionally, but not die hard. I basically got sick of waiting on Honda to upgrade the 300R which was just a stroked version of the 2011 release 250R wrapped in new clothes.
To worsen things, in 2017 they released the hot CBR250RR in Indonesia and Japan only. Strange marketing move to say the least but enough to see me look elsewhere.
 

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Welcome!

I'm a Yamaha fan as well, but this time, I went out of my way to try the Kawasaki line. And I love every bit of it, especially the clutch. So smooth that you won't even feel fatigued after a numerous shifting when going in and out of the city. Yep, I can say it's one of the biggest difference between the Yamaha r3 and the lovely Ninja 400(at least this bike).
 
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