So my favorite Kawasaki dealer in the city claims that they sold 85 Ninja 300's last year. It got me thinking, if all three local dealers (BK, Mapleridge, Hotshots) sold similar numbers we are talking about 250+ new Ninja 300's.
Has anyone noticed an increased number of these bikes at track days? Has anyone witnessed one of these 300's slaying the local backroads?
It just appears to me that the next generation of sportbike rider is probably riding one of these bikes right now. Since things have changed greatly since the last sportbike era (90's), I wonder who will be mentoring these newbs? Back in the day you would ride out to a local spot and invariably someone would throw down the "show me what you got" gauntlet. Sometimes cash exchanged hands, but normally egos were effected more than wallets.
I'm happy to have pulled through and still ride regularly, while many others have discovered "family life" or some shit. I managed to build a family and still ride, so they can suck it.
So now it's Pitt Meadows Track Days?
West Coast Superbike School Track Dayz at Mission?
S2S laps without getting impounded?
Seriously though, maybe 250+ new bikes rolling! I don't believe any other part of the sportbike market is seeing this kind of growth. In the right hands these bikes have punched above their weight class at the trackdays I've attended, piloted by cocks and vajayjays alike. Maybe I'm the only one excited about this. But I kinda feel like a new era of sportbike rider could be being formed right now.
Maybe not. Your thoughts?