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Hey guys,
i was just thinking about one of the threads i was reading, about how MotoGP is possibly switching to 800cc bikes, and how we wonder if some companies will produce production bikes with 800 cc. But then i started thinking, why is there only one company still making a 750 when all others stopped, why did Honda stop with the 929 and 954. But my main question, is why the hell did Kawi release a 636 and a 600. I know the 600 is tuned for the track, but what's with a 636? i just don't get it. With the new R6 putting out 133hp, isn't that going to shame the 636 and possilbly the 750?
 

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929 got massaged to a 954. The 1000RR replaced it. The 929 was Hondas liter bike, everyone else has 998cc.

Suzuki only makes a 750 because the other companies didnt see the market for it, and the AMA got rid of the 750cc class.

Kawi came out with the 636 because their 600 couldnt compete with the other brands 600s in stock trim. They had to keep the 600 (actually 599cc) because that is what is AMA legal. The 636 is legal in club racing because you are allowed a "freshening up" overbore up to 636cc. (whihc I believe is 1mm overbore, cant remeber for sure)

The new R6 is just the next revolution in 600cc engines. Higher revs = more hp. I hope it does shame the 636 because it will show just how poor Kawi is in their technology. They need 37 more cc's to make less power. :lol
 

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we do get innovations that eventually trickle down stream from gp bikes but we won't see any production bikes modeled after gp bikes...we never have. our bikes are modeled after sbk (or similar) class requirements. so in that regard, i doubt we will ever see an 800cc sport (street) bike.
 
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