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Clicked through to the forever fearless link in another thread and it brings up a page that shows all the Ninjas side by side and I was struck by something... the Ninja 1000 is the ugliest of the bunch!

2014 Ninja 300


2014 Ninja 650


2014 Ninja 1000


650s underbody is so prettyyyyy, I don't know why Kawi had to do such an ugly butterfly can on the 1000!
 

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One thing I always disliked is that they never included an undertail exhaust. I think any 650 and up bike should have it. Time for them to put some premium bike styling into these lower end bikes.
 

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I think that the 650 is the best looking of the bunch. The shape of the body at the front is really cool. The 1000 is just a much more bulky bike. Everything looks a little swollen on it.
 

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Sometimes its just the picture. Bikes look different in real life when you can walk around them and take them in from more than one perspective. I don't see much difference between the 300 and 1000 other than the coloring.
 

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I think that the 650 is the best looking of the bunch. The shape of the body at the front is really cool. The 1000 is just a much more bulky bike. Everything looks a little swollen on it.
thats because its a 1000.. and its more aimed at a bit of touring duty. which is why its a bit bigger "swollen"

they have the ZX1R for a sport looking 1000cc.
 

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Kawasaki makes by far the ugliest stock pipes, the ZX10 needs a shorty style or at least an underslug like the 650

 

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have you seen other 1000ccs?

They are chunky because the engine is big

Its not going to be as slim as a 650.. I even prefer the 300 styling to the 650.




if that constitutes to it being ugly than dam.. just get a 250

I personally dont like the front end of the 650. looks like someone chopped the nose off the motorcycle.

yes that is the zx10r you posted


I don't feel like it looks bulky at all.
 

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I just wish the Ninja 1000 had the Ninja 650 side profile, that would be a crazy combination, but something done a bit more extreme on the 1000 to 1-up it over the 650
 

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One disadvantage of the 650 is no slip-on options. It's full system or nothing. Did it save Kawi money to build the exhaust as one complete unit?

It may cost more to replace two cans on the Ninja 1000 but at least you have that choice.

It all comes down to whether you like the sound of a v-twin or an inline 4.
 

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This isn't a looks comment but a design issue.

On the N1K, the clutch lever has an adjustable dial but the brake does not. Or is it vice versa.
On the 650, both levers are adjustable. Can someone please explain that to me?


Back to an aesthetic comment, why does the N1K have the road dragging reflector in back but the 650 and 300 do not have this eye sore?
 

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I just wish the Ninja 1000 had the Ninja 650 side profile, that would be a crazy combination, but something done a bit more extreme on the 1000 to 1-up it over the 650
the 1000 is a bit bulkier, better covered up

if you want 650 styling but want 1000cc get the XZ10R
 

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One disadvantage of the 650 is no slip-on options. It's full system or nothing. Did it save Kawi money to build the exhaust as one complete unit?

It may cost more to replace two cans on the Ninja 1000 but at least you have that choice.

It all comes down to whether you like the sound of a v-twin or an inline 4.
I dont really mind the no slip options on the 650, I usually prefer to go catless anyways lets the girl run WAYY cooler.
 
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