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Long time moto riser, off reader and street rider. Been in KTMs since 1998, all variety of street bikes from MB-5 to ZZR1200 abc few KTM 640s abc 959s, and everything inbetween.

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Ninja 300 as I always like the 250, it was better than I thought it would be but not nearly as good as it should have been.

I was holding high hopes for the 390 bikes but I'm not confident they will work out.

R3 was obviously a better bike than the Ninja in a few ways. Fingers crossed it's not clapped out in two years!

Edit, title was "new New Jersey guy"? Lol!
 

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Welcome Jersey guy. I owned the Ninja 300 and R3 too. Both are very good bikes and similar in how they handle as you would expect. The thing I didn't like about the Ninja 300 and Ninja 250r was that ridiculously short 1st gear making it almost unnecessary except for creeping along in bumper to bumper traffic. Anyway, the R3 1st gear seems slightly longer. The additional 25cc gives you a little more oomph in all gears and you don't need to shift quite so often.
 

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Jersey here too..Bergen Co. This will be actually my first small bike in Years,,,but it's a 2nd play bike while i'm in the process of selling my S1000RR, to a bud, so it's in storage until he has a place to keep it.

An S1000RR to an R3 is a HUGE :eek: change, but for the "Fun Factor" this bike will bring, and the fact that I could never use all of the RR's power and enjoy it, i'm looking forward to the Yamaha, which I'll be picking up on Tues/5/5 :D

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Before my 300 I had a KTM 950 SMR. Incredible bike I had for five years but needed a change. I miss the level of quality but am hoping the small bikes get much better. The 320 seems a good step that way. Of course, it can be better but maybe in time Gary will see the light.

I agree on he 300 gearing, I had mine geared taller and enjoyed that change along with many, many others. Tires, brakes, suspension..... It went on and on. Never got the chassis and fork flex solved.
 
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