Will I end up hating a ninja 250?

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  1. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 New Member

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    Let me start off by saying I've never even sat on a bike before :hs: but lately im getting interested in one. I'd like it for the cheaper transportation on nice days and just being something fun to ride. I've pretty much outgrown all the boy racer shit so im not looking for a total speed demon but i dont want it struggling to get up to highway speeds either.

    Anyways enough rambling...what are your opinions?
     
  2. Vtec44

    Vtec44 OG!

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    I had one, fun to ride as hell. I have a track only 600RR now, but will eventually get a 250 again.
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    they're fun to ride.
     
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    It's faster than most cars you've probably owned.
     
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    mikeflys1 New Member

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    I've owned/currently own some pretty quick cars. :drool:



    I dunno...i have no intentions of racing the thing but i dont wanna be left in the dust either.
     
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    pwned. You can always buy one used to learn to ride on and sell it for the same price you bought it for. :dunno: They are like the civics of bikes, just with less aftermarket and high school kids thinking they are they shit driving them around...though there are some kids here on campus that think they are the coolest thing ever. :mamoru:
     
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    they hit 60 in about 6 seconds, and top out at right around 100. so they're quick at around town speeds but not too fast up top.
     
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    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    I rode a ninja 250 for about 8 months, and never hated it. Even riding faster bikes didn't make the 250 lose its fun apeal. Kind of fun to go ripping around town and have to downshift 4 times to go around a street corner. Looking at replacing my SV650 with a new WR250X as soon as I can find one, so I guess I haven't lost my love for 250s.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    I'm in the same boat as you (just never had a ricer phase), i just want something small and fun and a good commuter bike... i'm looking at the new 250r myself... going in to take my written dmv test on monday, i already completed the msf course...
     
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    ok i think im gonna go for one...wouldnt hurt for a first bike and if i end up droppin the thing i'd rather drop a cheapo than anything nice.

    I think im gonna call on this one...seem like a good price? http://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/649148907.html
     
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    If it's had the 600 mile service done (including valve adjustment) certainly

    I think I'm about to buy another one, a beat up 89 for $400 :rofl:
     
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    you'll be tired of it within the year.
     
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    really? because a whole lot of people enjoy them for a lot longer than that.
     
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    i'm guessing as much as everone else, but he likes fast cars and he doesn't want the bike to be a dog..........imo a 250 is going to get boring pretty quick.
     
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    have you ever ridden one? they aren't dogs... they're fucking LIGHT and very flickable.
     
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    I've ridden a ninja 250, 600, gsxr 750 and a harley. I wouldn't bother with anything less than a 600.

    flickable? :rofl:
     
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    just got my 250 for the same reasons. so far its pretty fun, no complaints (except maybe a little small physically, but its nice and light). but maybe that will change after more ride time :dunno:
     
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    :rolleyes: Um, actually they do turn easier - hence why its a lot of people's first bike.
     
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    yep, flickable. as in you can change directions very quickly.

    maybe you don't have the right kind of roads for them. take a look at creston, ca on google maps - look at 229 south of it, and then at 58. i live 10 miles from creston (atascadero).
     
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    just bought a 08 graphitti cbr 600rr for my first bike... i cant imagine having bought anything less, ive had it for 1.5 weeks and ive got 560 miles on it already... ive gotten a lil ballsy and taken it up to 126 already but its light, has good zip around town and i probably would outgrow it anytime soon, although i am tempted to ride my friends r1 :o
     
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    I didn't say they don't turn easier. I laughed at him using "flickable" as a word.
     
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    I live in new england which is nothing but winding back roads. I'm all set with "flickable" :rofl:
     
  25. Junkie

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    um, yeah... you aren't going to outgrow a 600 any time soon. hell, you aren't gonna be able to push a 250 to it's limits any time soon either.
     

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