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Whats up peeps finally decided to join the crew... Bought my first 6R in june of 2012 its an 05 636... And now i just bought a 2007 6R about 3 weeks ago... Did i make a mistake!? Haha everyone is giving a lot of grief towards the 07-08 i think there the best looking Ninja's. What say you!?
 

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As long as you didn't drop the 05 to get the 07, you and I are still alright :bigthumb:

05/06 are by far my favorites, but the 07/08 has some very nice features too

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oh, and before someone else gets to it:
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As long as you didn't drop the 05 to get the 07, you and I are still alright :bigthumb:

05/06 are by far my favorites, but the 07/08 has some very nice features too

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No i didn't drop it its been left unattended the last 7 months and i have no clue whats wrong with it... Manly why i signed up cause youtube doesn't have the answers lol hope were still cool
 

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No i didn't drop it its been left unattended the last 7 months and i have no clue whats wrong with it... Manly why i signed up cause youtube doesn't have the answers lol hope were still cool
yeah, we're alright :)
 

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Awesome :yumyum: now how do i post photos? #newguyproblems
Easiest way is to put them on photobucket or similar and copy the sharing link of the photo to your post :bigthumb:
 

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The 05 636 running strong before deployment ��
 

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I don't care much for looks as opposed to technical aspects of the bike. The 07-08 was a step backward for Kawi in a lot of ways. It was a decent enough bike, but it stepped away from what had always been Kawi's way of doing things prior to that. Up until the 07-08 Ninja came out, Kawi had always been known for focusing more on "street" bikes than the competition, with a stronger emphasis on more midrange-biased motors and more street-friendly ergonomics than the pure track-focus of competitors from the other manufacturers. With the 07-08 Kawi attempted to step away from that design philosophy in an attempt to focus completely on track superiority, and they failed miserably (at least when compared to competitors). What we were left with was a bike that wasn't as good of a pure track-scratcher as competitors, and wasn't as good of a street bike as prior generations.

Kawi made one more attempt at the "100% race focus" design philosophy with the 09-12 generation, which was a home run. With the 13+, they went back to the street bias of 06 and older Ninjas which had always been what set the Kawi brand apart from other manufacturers.
 

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I don't care much for looks as opposed to technical aspects of the bike. The 07-08 was a step backward for Kawi in a lot of ways. It was a decent enough bike, but it stepped away from what had always been Kawi's way of doing things prior to that. Up until the 07-08 Ninja came out, Kawi had always been known for focusing more on "street" bikes than the competition, with a stronger emphasis on more midrange-biased motors and more street-friendly ergonomics than the pure track-focus of competitors from the other manufacturers. With the 07-08 Kawi attempted to step away from that design philosophy in an attempt to focus completely on track superiority, and they failed miserably (at least when compared to competitors). What we were left with was a bike that wasn't as good of a pure track-scratcher as competitors, and wasn't as good of a street bike as prior generations.

Kawi made one more attempt at the "100% race focus" design philosophy with the 09-12 generation, which was a home run. With the 13+, they went back to the street bias of 06 and older Ninjas which had always been what set the Kawi brand apart from other manufacturers.
Damn preach :hmmm: haha id agree with what you said though thats my same opinion i just hate how the 09-12 gen look... I have big dreams for the 07 though we'll see what happens!
 

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Opinions are like teeth... Most humans have them lol.
I hear a lot of people knock the 07/08 but I feel with some tlc
, some mods , and fine tuning and you'll love it. Owned mine for about 3 years now and I love it, and I'm just getting started always is tons to do
 

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Opinions are like teeth... Most humans have them lol.
I hear a lot of people knock the 07/08 but I feel with some tlc
, some mods , and fine tuning and you'll love it. Owned mine for about 3 years now and I love it, and I'm just getting started always is tons to do
It's not a bad bike. At this point, and eve ten years ago, there really wasn't any such thing as ago bad bike. It's just yet the 07-08 was Kawasaki's first attempt to step away from the design philosophy they had been building the ninja line of sport bikes on since their introduction in 1985. It was considered a failure by many because they failed to accomplish what they were going for (a 100% racetrack focused bike capable of dethroning the R6 as the track weapon of choice) while at the same time made it more uncompromising than prior generations so it wasn't as good as a street bike. But was it bad? No. Calling any modern Supersport, or even a decade old Supersport BAD just because it's competitors outperformed would be like calling the bronze medalist in the Olympics a shitty athlete. So keep things in perspective. An Olympian coming home with the bronze does not make them a poor athlete any more than scoring last in a 4 way shootout makes a modern Supersport a poor motorcycle.
 
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