Suzuki and Kawi conspiracy?

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  1. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    I was looking at the new Z400 at my local Suzuki dealer and then I went to my local Kawi dealer and he had a brochure on their new 400 Sport Quad and I noticed that the headlights were there same. I can't find a pic of the new Kawi but the more I think about it they LOOKED EXACTLY THE SAME, plastic and all, only the Kawi was green (imagine that eh?). So is there a partnership or what? If anyone has a pic of the new Kawi post it so we can compare.

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  2. Josh717

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    about a year ago kawi and sukzui merged in hopes to save both companys.
     
  3. Red Hunter

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    They didn't merge, but they now share ideas, some engineering aspects, etc...
     
  4. car54

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    if the companies can give me better products for less money by putting their heads together, I'm all for it! Share the damn headlights, just dont get so close that the machines are exactly the same!
     
  5. bubbat

    bubbat "So many idiots, not enough bullets"

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    They are the same. One is green the other is yellow, They are rebadging a bunch of Kawie models as Suzukis and Suzukis as Kawies, mostly the dirt bikes and dual sports. The sport bikes and motorcross bikes will be kept separate and so will the race teams. Have not heard anything on the Crusiers tho. My cousin owns a Honda,Yamaha and Suzuki dealership and the Kawisaki dealership was up for sale and I asked him if they were going to pick it up and he said there was no need to he was already selling the same bikes just under the Suzuki brand he could not justify the cost.
     
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  6. Iron Maiden

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  7. regnig

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    i think its great for those of us who have the bikes. the aftermarket will grow to support them faster. i have had a z400 since they came out (early june) and its was pretty hard to find stuff for them in the aftermarket because they are brand new. now just 3 months after they were realesed there is a great amount of products available.
     
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    Did Kawi engineers help to redesign the new 2012 GSXR1000?
     
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    oh man, thread is so old. most of the users are pruned :rofl:
     
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    Holy thread from the dead, Batman!
     
  11. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    WOW I dont even remember making this thread! LOL
     

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