Is the ninja 250r a "chick bike"

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Schecter1277, May 12, 2009.

  1. Schecter1277

    Schecter1277 hi

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    It only cost 4k for a new one. That way I know it's history, and I don't really need a huge bike for point A to point B travel. It kind of serves the purpose like you would use a scooter. However, I don't want to ride a bike designed for girls.(especially in ergonomics)
    Seems to have the nickname "ninjette."
    Like I said, it fits my budget(I don't want to blow my whole wad on a bike if I can help it)
    Any opinions are appreciated.

    My height: 5'10
    My weight: 150lbs
     
  2. Frequency

    Frequency New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    7,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    I'm not really sure where to start for this one but i will say i have tons of fun riding my girlfriends 250 as often as i can
     
  3. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Messages:
    4,022
    Likes Received:
    0
    if u want it.....buy it.......if u dont then dont......go sit on it and decide on its ergonomics urself, u already stated it will serve its point a to b service.....you dont need anything else then........

    to be honest when i see ninja 250r its usually an experienced looking rider who seems unsure of themselves
     
  4. 7960

    7960 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Messages:
    60,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    yes.

    but that doesn't mean you shouldn't buy it. get what you want, and if anyone says anything you have my permission to tell them to fuck off.
     
  5. Netwit

    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,029
    Likes Received:
    0
    Only in America where guns are held on the same high shelf as the bible and tractors. 250 is great for mpg, point a to b, especially as a commuter. Easier to learn on for sure than something bigger obviously as well. Great resale value market, reliable...
     
  6. c0ldf1ame

    c0ldf1ame New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2004
    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    seems more like an beginners bike than a chicks bike? thats the rep it has around here anyways, btw my friend who is a girl took her old 250 up to 120mph on the freeway lol
     
  7. kuno

    kuno .... OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    5,235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    Do you honestly think Kawasaki actually spent millions developing and marketing it only for girls who are a minority when it comes to motorcycles? lol. If anything the rep on it is a beginner's bike.

    The riding position is between a supersport and a touring bike. It's not a full on lean but you also don't sit straight upright either. It's comfortable.
     
  8. LiveSideways

    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    4,680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal (714)
    I've had many different types of bikes, and the EX250 was very fun in it's own way. Ripping through the first 4-5 gears and not even speeding :rofl:
     
  9. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Messages:
    4,022
    Likes Received:
    0
    riding position is same as a standard, like my fz1 or a naked sv650, or even similiar to that of the ninja 650r if im not mistaken
     
  10. CantDrv55

    CantDrv55 New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    8,306
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia
    Wut he said^

    Who cares what anyone else thinks? Life's too short to worry about other people's opinion.
     
  11. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Messages:
    17,987
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area
    think of the 250 as the miata of bike... people call it a "girly" car till they drive it in the mountains, then they realize it's a rev happy light weight rwd blast of a car... it's not fast in a straight line, but in the twisty bits is where it'll shine...

    that said, i have a 250 and i love the little thing...
     
  12. liquidPoop

    liquidPoop .........................

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Messages:
    2,793
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    lol its in no way designed specifically for women. its designed more for beginners if anything. if you want a fun, easy to ride and cheap bike then go for it. if you have issues with your dick size then go for something else
     
  13. bs2100

    bs2100 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    14,923
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FL
    The only time a bike is a girls bike is if it's bright pink or has flowers all over it.

    And what exactly are "ergonomics designed for women"? Do they put a dildo on the seat to help them stay on?
     
  14. Schecter1277

    Schecter1277 hi

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    It has nothing to with dick size, if you put the pegs up higher and the seat is closer to the handle bars. To fit the shorter legs and arms of the shorter "female rider" Remember, the average female rider is under 5'5, so a bike designed for women would be smaller than a regular "man bike"

    wow... it never crossed your mind that they would design a slightly smaller bike for shorter riders? What I wanted to know was if the bikes shape and size fit with men (I am 5'10) or if it is a more comfortable ride for someone closer to 5'2.
     
  15. kuno

    kuno .... OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    5,235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    To be able to flat foot on the 250, You've got to be at least 5'7 - 5'8. So being 5'2, you're on tiptoes, and can only flat foot one leg.
     
  16. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Messages:
    17,987
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area
    my girl is 5'3" and she has to tippy toe on the bike, can't flat foot it... ergo's match basically most other "standard" type bikes...

    so no, this isn't a "smaller bike for shorter riders"... it's a small bike compared to super sports thats a given. you want a shorter bike get a cruiser
     
  17. liquidPoop

    liquidPoop .........................

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Messages:
    2,793
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I dont understand, what bikes are designed for someone under 5'5? Have you seen the bike or looked at the dimensions? I've seen it sitting next to cruisers and sportsbikes and its almost the exact same size and in some cases actually sits higher.
     
  18. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    66,002
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Arizona
    great beginner bike? yes

    girl bike? only if you are an insecure fagget.
     
  19. FastMax

    FastMax New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
    Messages:
    16,688
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ________________
    i had one, loved it.
     
  20. Chiron

    Chiron New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CONUS
    <3 this place for being true, and showing true reason.
     
  21. Schecter1277

    Schecter1277 hi

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Well, possibly the ninja. If they placed the pegs closer to the seat I would be riding with my knees at my elbow.
    Problem is it is almost always modeled with a girl sitting on top. So, I can't really get a good idea as to what how the bike will fit a guy.

    [​IMG]



    For those of you still hung up on engine size:

    IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT!
     
  22. kuno

    kuno .... OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    5,235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    I'm still wondering if you're trolling or trying to justify getting a 600 as your first bike.. and it's not always modeled with a female. Just go sit on one and see if you'll fit.

    [​IMG]

    I'm 5'2", I can tell you that it's too high for me when I'm at a stop. Someone who's above 5'5" will have an easier time.
     
  23. kuno

    kuno .... OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    5,235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    And there are rearsets available to move the pegs further back
     
  24. Schecter1277

    Schecter1277 hi

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    I'm not trolling I assure you. I want a 600, but I don't need a 600, I am mature enough to make that distinction. Plus, I like the price tag (the 600 is $2000 plus more) is smaller.

    I'm not trolling, I believe the guys going "OMG U R UNCOMFORTABLE WITH UR DIK SIZE, GET A BIGGER BIKE FAGGOT" are the trolls.
     
  25. liquidPoop

    liquidPoop .........................

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Messages:
    2,793
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    go to motorcycle dealer, sit on a bunch of different bikes and see how they all feel
     

Share This Page