If I remember reading right the reason that the European ninjas had EFI is because their Enviromental standards are higher there then they are here that is why ours has carbs to lower the cost. So I don’t think EPA is the reason. Plus I don’t think it would be that hard to eliminate emissions and keep power.
Also, Kawasaki’s top selling bike has been the Ninja 250 even when it had the outdated style. I would think that other manufacturers would see this and maybe try and produce something and make some money off this market. This would also keep motorcyclists alive to buy another bigger bike later.
Canada is selling the CBR125 and it is doing really well there. I wouldn’t be surprised if a YZF-R125 shows up in Canada too.
I don’t really understand the whole bigger is better thing anyway. Going 180mph doesn’t seem to practical to me. Yeah bigger bikes have better styling but the new Ninja 250 looks pretty darn good and a lot of people mistake it for a bigger bike.
I really think that the U.S. should adopt something like the tiered licensing. It makes a lot of sense. Doesn’t it?