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Cant tell in that uber painful to watch test ride video... but the redline on the dyno vid would indicate it is an R3.

Aripitstop the uploader of the second video is an Indonesian Blog. Likely a demo or test bike judging by the kilometers already on the clock.
 

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Hard to tell how it will stack up against the Ninja 300. Looked like he got the r3 to 104 mph or so on the straight. It might boil down to suspension and brakes if you are looking at the race track. They are going to be very close in performance, I think. Specs favor the r3, but there is a video comparing the FZ07 to the Ninja 650r and while the specs clearly favor the FZ07...it's more powerful and much lighter...the 650r is a little faster on the race track....according to one YouTube video.


The Ninja 300 has a very short 1st gear (too short, just like the Ninja 250r) and a very tall 6th gear, and acceleration is so-so. I am hopeful the r3 will have a slightly taller 1st gear and better acceleration. If the r3 is better in those two areas, that would be an improvement for my riding which is all on the street. Top speed won't matter to me since I rarely go over 85 mph, and both the Ninja 300 and r3 will do that easily all day long.
 

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Personally I felt that N650 R suspension to be too soft for the track, surprised to see that it went quicker than FZ07.
There would be very little to split the R3 and N300, apart from better mid range and maybe more power toward the top end, but the N300 has a slipper clutch ( Im not sure if the R3 is getting one).
 

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The 2015 r3 is definitely not getting a slipper clutch, nor is it getting ABS. The Ninja has ABS as an option. The r3 does have a gear indicator which is nice. The Ninja 300 doesn't have a gear indicator. The r3 has a smaller gas tank even though it doesn't look smaller, and a slightly lower seat..30.7 in vs. 30.9 in. I was first thinking the r3 was lighter than the Ninja 300, but if you include the weight of the extra gas of a full tank and the slipper clutch which is standard on the Ninja 300, the weights are nearly identical. Actually, the larger tank on the Ninja 300 could be an advantage. I can't wait for the first owner reviews comparing the Ninja 300 with the r3 for street use. You know someone will post a drag race video of the two bikes as well, along with top speed videos, and the inevitable impression of the two bikes on the track....even though probably 95% of the Ninja 300s and R3s will never be raced on a track.
 

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Nice little review. Riding the R3 just after taking a spin on the R1 had to make the R3 feel very soft and slow!
Several times, especially on dirtbikes, I have accidentally blipped the throttle open while riding. Sometimes it's a bump in the road that causes me to do it, or re adjusting my grip on the throttle. I notice myself doing it more off-road on throttle sensitive 2-strokes. Never really bothered me on a relatively slow 650 ninja. Scares me what might happen if I accidentally did that on an R1 after reading this review!
 
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