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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-19-2001, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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I recently had a discussion with a local dealer here in Houston, TX. about the future of the 7R Ninja. I was told the the Ol' Girl will soon be seeing a complete make-over. I was wondering if anyone else has heard this or was I just having a dream. Any information would be helpful.
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Well to answer your Q, Yes I have heard the same rumour, 2 years ago

I guess it's a marketing standpoint, Why change a good thing ? There are no crazy development races for the 750 like the 600's. The 7r is a pig, but its still a hot seller.
Maybe, in the near future they will lighten the bike, give it 5-10 more ponies and it will be the talk of the town for months, But in my opinon The 7R is nice the way it is
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Oh and Funksouljon, It "Rumour" not "Rumor"
 
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Oh and Funksouljon, It "Rumour" not "Rumor"
Maybe in France.

I haven't heard of a revamp of the 7R. If their sales decline quite a bit then I'm sure they will do some upgrades but like stated it is still a pretty good street bike. Just my opinions of course.

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i've been hearing rumors since 1998 that kawi was coming out with a suzuki killer. but i think it's just a way to sell magazines.

maybe, someday... don't listen to dealers. i local dealer told me in the summer of 1995 that they weren't updating the zx7 (no r then).

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-19-2001, 07:52 PM
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I guess Kawasaki was thinking of a new 7 for next year, but due to the changing motorcycle racing guidelines they decided against it. I wouldn't expect a new one 'till 2004. I'm not that concerned, you can still get 125HP out of the old one with a few mods, and that extra 60 lbs makes the zx7r one of the most stable bikes to ride fast on.
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Adam, I may comment on a lot of things but spelling usually isn't one of them. Why? Cause I spell very fonetikly. That means I can't spell my way out of a wet paper bag!
I know this isn't the right place to say this, but if I were to buy a 750cc sportbike, it would be a GSXR. The 7R needs to be updated and put on a diet before I would consider, but I do like the new paint jobs.

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Crazy Canadians! It's "rumor" in the US, but I guess perhaps it's like color, colour, you can pronounce it either way.

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I bet they redo it soon. I haven't heard any roomers, but with Sukuki coming out with an awsome tool like the GSXR750, Kawasaki has got to feel a sales pinch on the 7R, and it used to be a real staple of their line. Suzuki has really been coming out with some awsome bikes lately, SV650, GSXR600, 750 and 1000, and it seems to me that Kawasaki has a habit of waiting till the competion gets their ducks in a row and then coming out with both barrels blazing. I bet we see a new 7R in the next year or so, and I bet it'll be hottest thing on two wheels, at least for a year or so.

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Suzuki has been dominating the 750cc class since 1996. I don't see Kawasaki making up that distance in one big 5 year catch up, as much as I'd like to see the gixxer have a competitor.

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