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Hi from Aus part 2 (What you guys think of the R25?)

Hi everyone!

I currently don't own a bike or ride one, although I have some experience riding before. I'll be getting my license next year (Feb or March) and I'm seriously considering the R3 as my first bike! Can't wait!
 

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Hey @Riduhh great to have you on the forum.

I don't think anything has been announced as far as dates go for an Australian release. They did file a trademark application though, so that is good news.

I'd wait it out a while longer since you don't have a license yet, but once it gets to around Christmas time it may be time to start seriously considering alternatives.
 

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I'll wait for the r3 :), yamaha has something that the cbr and the ninja doesnt have, im not sure what it is but i got a feeling that this r3 will spank some cbr and ninja ass.
 

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Kawi won't take it laying down, they'll hit back hard at Yamaha. The Ninjette is their bread and butter, without its domination what will they eat!

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I'll wait for the r3 :), yamaha has something that the cbr and the ninja doesnt have, im not sure what it is but i got a feeling that this r3 will spank some cbr and ninja ass.
I'm also quite confident that the R3 will smoke the CBR, probably significantly, still would love to seee some sort of comparison once both are out in full.
 

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I don't think that the R3 will be objectively better than the Ninja or the CBR 300. It partly depends on what you are looking for in a bike. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately they are pretty similar too.
 

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I don't think that the R3 will be objectively better than the Ninja or the CBR 300. It partly depends on what you are looking for in a bike. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately they are pretty similar too.
You're right, it does depend on what you are looking for in a bike ulitmately not everyone will want the same thing.
 

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Hi everyone!

I currently don't own a bike or ride one, although I have some experience riding before. I'll be getting my license next year (Feb or March) and I'm seriously considering the R3 as my first bike! Can't wait!

G'day mate. Good to see more Aussie's here. What state are you in? That will determine the exact rules for your restricted period including how long before you can upgrade to a non-LAMS bike.


If you are waiting until Feb or Mar next year, with any luck the R3 will be out in Oz by then. I don't think Yamaha can afford to leave it too much later than that. Kwakka has gobbled up heaps of LAMS market share (Ninja 300 is the top selling LAMS bike here) and Honda has upped their game with not one, but two rivals to try and out sell the Ninja (i.e. Honda's CBR500R and the new CBR300R).


If Yamaha want a slice of this lucrative LAMS sports bike pie, they need to act fast. I'm actually hoping these 300cc class bikes from 3 of the big 4 Japanese brands finally spurs Suzuki into releasing a GSXR-300 (or maybe even a 350/400). That would be pretty cool! The more options the better.
 

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Biking culture must be pretty big in Australia. I'm think that the nicer weather there makes for a long riding season. You guy s are lucky to have all that nice weather to enjoy all year round.
 

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G'day mate. Good to see more Aussie's here. What state are you in? That will determine the exact rules for your restricted period including how long before you can upgrade to a non-LAMS bike.


If you are waiting until Feb or Mar next year, with any luck the R3 will be out in Oz by then. I don't think Yamaha can afford to leave it too much later than that. Kwakka has gobbled up heaps of LAMS market share (Ninja 300 is the top selling LAMS bike here) and Honda has upped their game with not one, but two rivals to try and out sell the Ninja (i.e. Honda's CBR500R and the new CBR300R).


If Yamaha want a slice of this lucrative LAMS sports bike pie, they need to act fast. I'm actually hoping these 300cc class bikes from 3 of the big 4 Japanese brands finally spurs Suzuki into releasing a GSXR-300 (or maybe even a 350/400). That would be pretty cool! The more options the better.
How's it going!

Im from NSW. Im also looking out for the up coming KTM RC390. That bike is looking really good and backed up by good numbers. 43hp and only weighing in at 147kg, yes please! It'll be released here australia in november, cant wait to see what this bike can offer. Although im still keen on waiting for the R3. But this KTM is looking really good.
 

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Biking culture must be pretty big in Australia. I'm think that the nicer weather there makes for a long riding season. You guy s are lucky to have all that nice weather to enjoy all year round.
You're right, biking culture here is pretty big and its only getting bigger. 3 of my mates that i had no idea were into bikes just got their license and kawa ninja 300's, one mate is still saving up just like me and my twin cousins are thinking about it too :)

We basically have the whole year as our riding season lol. Well depends where your location is but from where im staying you can pretty much ride all year long.
 

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Biking culture must be pretty big in Australia. I'm think that the nicer weather there makes for a long riding season. You guy s are lucky to have all that nice weather to enjoy all year round.
It is, have seen a number of documentry's on bike culture in aussie and it's big over their, i know for a fact that when it comes to cruisers and choppers it is indeed massive.
 
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