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Hello all. Just registered as a new member because I most likely will be purchasing an R3 in the next few hours. I am pretty excited.

My first bike was an EX500, which I loved as a beginner bike learning how to ride and do maintenance/troubleshoot bikes.

I then went on to a 2012 Ninja 650, put 360ish miles on it and wrecked it on one of the weekend canyon rides. I only had around 4000 miles of riding experience at the time.

I replaced that with another 650, modded the crap out of that bike (if anyone is ever interested in 650 mods, look up my threads on riderforums).

In the end I felt like all my mods were leading to what a stock supersport bike already had. New calipers,new master cylinder, new forks, new shock, new blah blah blah.

I made the change and picked up an 09 ZX6R. That was and so far still is my favorite bike. Sold it yesterday :( .

My reason for wanting an R3 is because a few months ago I got orders to go back overseas. I knew I would have to sell my current bike so I figured now is the time to try out a different bike, because I am just going to sell anyways. If I dont like it I could just go back to a 600.

Really wanted a supermoto, but just couldnt find the right one for me in the right pricce range. A smaller bike was also appealing because when I first started riding someone recommended a small bike and while I was doing research, I figured I wanted a Ninja 300. Now I finally get to own that 300 I've always wanted, albeit under a different badge.
 

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It doesn't have the power of the bigger bikes, but man does it turn like buttah!!! should be a fun canyon carver... welcome.
 

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Yep. Also from San diego. Great price. For a good bike.
You ever ride the 94, Palomar or any of the usual canyon rides out here?

I tested the N300 a few weeks back and that bike was underwhelming. I have owned 4 Kawis so I do tend to stick to them. But the guy who was going to buy my ZX6R let me test his 300 and I was pretty bummed it was that slow. The R3 isnt fast or anything but it definitely felt like it had more power than the N300.

If you wanna ride the 94, let me know! I try to make it every weekend.
 

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You ever ride the 94, Palomar or any of the usual canyon rides out here?

I tested the N300 a few weeks back and that bike was underwhelming. I have owned 4 Kawis so I do tend to stick to them. But the guy who was going to buy my ZX6R let me test his 300 and I was pretty bummed it was that slow. The R3 isnt fast or anything but it definitely felt like it had more power than the N300.

If you wanna ride the 94, let me know! I try to make it every weekend.
Whats so great about the 94?
 

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Whats so great about the 94?
This:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCBDqX5vNcg

Take it all the way to Campo from Rancho San Diego. Loop back via Guatay and Descanso, or via Mt Laguna and Julian. Good road surface, not much traffic, lots of twisties.

Don't need a Panigale to enjoy it, but it doesn't hurt. ;) As always, WATCH FOR SQUIDS!!!!

This was one of my regular rides when I lived in S.D., on my Ducati Paso 750.
 

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Yep. Also from San diego. Great price. For a good bike.
You ever ride the 94, Palomar or any of the usual canyon rides out here?

I tested the N300 a few weeks back and that bike was underwhelming. I have owned 4 Kawis so I do tend to stick to them. But the guy who was going to buy my ZX6R let me test his 300 and I was pretty bummed it was that slow. The R3 isnt fast or anything but it definitely felt like it had more power than the N300.

If you wanna ride the 94, let me know! I try to make it every weekend.
I have gone up palomar. But now that my wife is also riding. We have been doing short rides while she gets her skills up.
But it does sound like fun if we can get a group going
 

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This:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCBDqX5vNcg

Take it all the way to Campo from Rancho San Diego. Loop back via Guatay and Descanso, or via Mt Laguna and Julian. Good road surface, not much traffic, lots of twisties.

Don't need a Panigale to enjoy it, but it doesn't hurt. ;) As always, WATCH FOR SQUIDS!!!!

This was one of my regular rides when I lived in S.D., on my Ducati Paso 750.
is that you?
 

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I have gone up palomar. But now that my wife is also riding. We have been doing short rides while she gets her skills up.
But it does sound like fun if we can get a group going
I have a "semi" regular group that I ride with, so let me know if you ever want to do a run. Go get you and the old lady a photo with Doug on motofoto.us while we are at it.
 

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San Diego Riders

Anyone wanna ride From North County Fair to Palomar Mountain and back this Saturday around 2:30? Medium pace, mainly on windy backroads. Not a race! A ride.

Start at North County Fair
Highland valley rd to ramona
Old Julian hwy to Santa ysabel
Mesa Grande to Lake Henshaw
Palomar Mtn up and down, time permitting.

Meet at shell gas station on west side of via rancho pkwy and 15 leave at 2:30 saturday
 

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Unfortunately, no! I wish I had a Panigale! :(

But, I DID have a Ducati PASO 750 when I lived in S.D. Can't really complain, then.

That was just a pretty-well-made video that showed 94 accurately.
I think I actually know that rider. He used to have a 250 sometime last year.

That guy is really young but rides with the faster guys here in S.D.
 

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I think I actually know that rider. He used to have a 250 sometime last year.

That guy is really young but rides with the faster guys here in S.D.
Yes, he's a young Filipino guy that lives just south of the Otay River, close to Brown Field.

Rides with a group called the Selfmade Ryders.

Has good skills.
 

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Yes, he's a young Filipino guy that lives just south of the Otay River, close to Brown Field.

Rides with a group called the Selfmade Ryders.

Has good skills.
Same dude then. I recognized him cause they usually meet up at the same Starbucks some of my friends meet up at.

Saw reddit thread about it. My god so many haters. Everyone and their mom commenting on how its too much bike for him, withuot even knowing him.

The little guy handles his bike really well if you ask me, but dont take my word for it, go ride with the guy.
 

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Same dude then. I recognized him cause they usually meet up at the same Starbucks some of my friends meet up at.

Saw reddit thread about it. My god so many haters. Everyone and their mom commenting on how its too much bike for him, withuot even knowing him.

The little guy handles his bike really well if you ask me, but dont take my word for it, go ride with the guy.
From his videos it looks like he's perfectly capable of handling the bike. He rides smoothly and with confidence.

Just checked Reddit. He's 16 y.o., has been riding for 2 years and says he has 2 brothers who race 1199S Panigales in the Phillipines.....so it's in his genes!

Haters gonna :(hate!
 

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From his videos it looks like he's perfectly capable of handling the bike. He rides smoothly and with confidence.

Just checked Reddit. He's 16 y.o. and says he has 2 brothers who race Panigales in the Phillipines.....so it's in his genes!

Haters gonna :(hate!
17 now. When I first met/rode with him, he had a 250 (maybe 300?)

Was it yu who said you used to live in SD? Ever ride with one of the San Diego Sport Bike Meet Up Group rides? I rode with him up to Mount Laguna on those rides.
 

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17 now. When I first met/rode with him, he had a 250 (maybe 300?)

Was it yu who said you used to live in SD? Ever ride with one of the San Diego Sport Bike Meet Up Group rides? I rode with him up to Mount Laguna on those rides.
He mentions Ninja 300 as his first bike.

Yes, I used to live in S.D. That was back in 1989 to 1994. Meetups probably weren't invented yet.

I have ridden all the good motorcycle roads within about 150 miles of S.D. Loved it! Wish I was still out there....
 
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