my beginner bike

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  1. sucker

    sucker shifty

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    Hey guys, thought I would post up some recent pics of my bike. I got it a couple of months ago as my learner bike. It's an 88' CBR 250R, nothing heart stopping but a hell of a lot of fun and good to learn on
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    The car behind the bike is my Turbo Starlet (fun, just not as much fun as the bike) :bigthumb:

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  2. inferno8ball

    inferno8ball 190 proof Everclear + MD Amped energy d

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    how much did it cost you? obviously australian, but i would be interested to know. i need a starter bike and i would pimp that..
     
  3. sucker

    sucker shifty

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    I paid a touch under $4k. Don't know if this would really mean much to you though, due to the nature of getting your bike licence here. We are restricted to a certain power to weight ratio (for a min 1 year 3 mths) which rules out any of the supersport bikes etc, so these models are kind of artificially inflated by the fact that they are up the top of the learner class and so (almost) every learner wants one
     
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    Awesome starter bike - very nice! :bigthumb: How are the roads in your area?
     
  5. sucker

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    the roads in my immediate area are a little congested during the day, so I have been riding at night a lot, but about 40 mins out and there are some awesome twisty roads that don't get too much traffic :)
     
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    Oh how I wish the US would do something like this...
     
  7. sucker

    sucker shifty

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    it's good actually, helps reduce the chance of killing yourself while inexperienced.
    In my state the way it works is like this
    Pre Learner course where they teach you the basics of riding
    you then have your learner licence for a minimum of 3 mths, a max of 6 (restricted to 80km/h in this period, that would be 50mph)
    you then take a pre provisional course where they test your skills on a road ride and an obstacle course , after passing this you are on your provisional licence for a year (restricted to 90km/h, which is about 56mph)
    Once your provisional year is completed you are then on an unrestricted licence and can step up to the larger bikes and no speed restrictions other than the posted limit
     
  8. The Acclude

    The Acclude Makin' love is cool, but sometimes she needs her h

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    damn, looks fucking mint :coold:
     
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    Looks like a fun bike! Looks very tossable. Would love to have one as a second bike.
     
  10. Great bike! I have a '92 250RR a lot of fun! Does yours red-line at 19k too?
     
  11. sucker

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    yeah, same engine (and redline :)) as the RR, but different swing arm and only 1 front disc (tho slightly larger than the 2 on the RR) probably some other differences also, both great bikes tho
     
  12. talongod

    talongod Get On My Level

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    that bike is nice for an 88' im looking for my first bike i wanted to get a 600 but how are the 250's speed wise?
     
  13. jp182

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    sweet bike!

    i wish they had that here when i got my first bike :bowdown:
     
  14. tommo

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    Single R's also have a fuel pump whereas RR's have a vacuum thingo. The carbies are also slightly different because of the lack of a fuel pump. They were also smart enough to move the radiator cap from under the tank!! Performance wise they are virtually identical. Can't remember any other differences atm.
     
  15. lsgwordl

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      get one of them if you can, nice bike nearly as fast as the 600
     
  16. GoodKnight

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    That 400rr looks pimp.
     
  17. killteam54

    killteam54 CBR600RR>*.sportbike

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    Ditto
     
  18. lsgwordl

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    looks pimp?

    I want a 400 but scared I would kill myself
     

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