How much should I pay for a 2004 Ninja 250EX?

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  1. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

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    There's a 2004 Ninja 250ex (47 miles) for sale for $2800 from private seller. Registration paid for the next year. KBB lists the retail at $2510, trade in at $1690. KBB lists the retail of a 2005 retail at a little over $2550 and trade in at a little over $1790. How much should I pay MAX?
     
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    what does it cost brand new?
     
  3. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

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    I think they run $3100 brand new from the stealership.
     
  4. Ivy Mike

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    $2500 max

    You can find it for less elsewhere. They haven't changed in many years either. Assuming good condition, I'd be comfortable with one older than that.
     
  5. verticalINTENSEions

    verticalINTENSEions New Member

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    you mean they make you pay for them. I personally wouldn't trust one as far as i could throw it. something about riding something that small on the road just doesn't seem safe. It can barely get out of its own way.
     
  6. Imagine

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    We sold our 2004 250R in 2004 for $2500. It had about 295 miles on it. I definately would not pay over retail!
     
  7. 98formyws6

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    yeah something that does 0-60 faster than most cars and can hit triple digits is a worthless automatic death trap pos:ugh:

    granted it is an ugly pos and it's 99.9 percent identical from the ones in the 80's, you can find an older one for 1500 bucks
     
  8. Ivy Mike

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    Smaller bikes do fine all over the world.
    I don't see a problem with them here in the USA. Know the limitations of your bike and you'll be fine.
     
  9. Imagine

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    The Ninja 250R is a great little leaner bike! I had a blast on ours. So what if you can't do 200mph on it. Its still capable of over 100mph runs, and it runs the quarter mile as fast as most 4 cylinder or V6 cars.

    Besides, there is something sadistically fun about being able to run the piss out of something without feeling like one small mistake and your going to pay seriously for it. All while staying resonably sane.

    Its more fun to ride a slow bike fast then a fast bike slow.:naughty:
     
  10. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

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    i say 2000 but im just a cheap bastard
     
  12. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    I ride a 200cc scooter, and I have no problems. No, it can't do triple digits, but it tops out over 80, and is plenty quick around town that's it's no problem at all. Fun to ride, too, plus 65 mpg. I'm happy. I do plan on getting something bigger in a year or two, probably a Suzuki V-Strom DL650, but a 250cc Ninja should be fine.
     
  13. slowV6bird

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    I've got 3900 miles on my '04 now. No, its not the fastest bike but it is fun to ride on. Its a blast on twisty roads, and it gets badass gas mileage. I plan on putting more miles on mine. Yes I will eventually get a bigger one at some point but it is a very good bike. If you can find them for the right price they are a keeper. Just don't buy new like I did.
     
  14. Mischief

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    i paid 2400 for one, sold it for 2k
     
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    Fanatic-Indian OT's Eye Doctor

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    yo terry u on OT?
     

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