moving up from a 300 - Kawasaki
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 06-26-2015, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1
Posting Frequency
moving up from a 300

Hey everyone! New to the forum! So I've had my ninja 300 a little over a year and a half and getting ready to move up, just not sure between a zx6r and a zx10r.

A little back story about me, I've been riding dirt bikes and quads for about 10 years and felt comfortable right when I jumped on the 300 and only about 2 or 3 weeks later I was over the power. I've stuck with it for a while now and feel that I have outgrown this bike and need something bigger. I also hate reving it up so high on the freeway (about 9K for 45 minutes straight).

My problem is deciding between the 6r and 10r. There are a few concerns that I have with the 6r, one being that I will get over the power as well, which I don't think I will but don't wanna risk it, another concern is MPG's my friend has a 1000 and his wife a 600 and when they ride together his wife runs out of gas much faster since shes running on higher RPM's on the highway (which I will be on the highway often). My concern about the 10r is it being too bulky for me to take on the canyon. I don't feel too concerned about power because I am pretty safe and take things slow to feel comfortable but I do like to lean into the corners (scrape my foot peg on the 300) and I'm not sure if the 10r will be too bulky from what I've heard. I rode my friends gsxr 750 and I liked the power but of course I also felt that I needed some practice with it since I was only able to ride it for about 15 minutes.

PS. I will mostly commute on this bike with a few canyon runs

If you guys could give me some advice and help with my decision, thanks!
edenhuerta is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 07-13-2015, 10:55 PM
Street Rider
200sxmia's Avatar
Join Date: May 2015
Location: miami
Posts: 50
Posting Frequency
Welcome get whatever bike makes you happy thats what counts mpg doesn't mean much on a sportbike cause mpg depends on how you ride.i get like 35 mpg city 40 highway and 35 highway if i drive more aggresive. My 1 gen is pretty light and takes corners like the monster it is

Ps. 1 gens for the win

Last edited by 200sxmia; 07-13-2015 at 10:59 PM.
200sxmia is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 07-14-2015, 03:35 AM
Street Rider
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 50
Posting Frequency
I came from the 300 also. I'm averaging 44mpg. I commute about 90 miles a day with it mostly 4 lane 70ish mph. If you want a liter bike go ahead and get it. No need to get a 600 just to trade it for a 1000.
sjbr549 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not moving :( alooshzx10 Performance and Tech 16 02-24-2014 09:26 PM
Moving oxthegrunt The Out House 7 12-18-2010 11:29 AM
Moving cross country, moving service recommendations? CatchMe4G63 The Out House 1 05-05-2009 09:52 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome