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Old 06-08-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
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LF200 (Lifan) vs. Ninja 250

Okay, asking you guys straight up.

I need a bike ASAP to commute back and forth from work.

I haven't come across a Ninja in my price range yet that's decent and not a scam.

I can get a brand new Lifan for $1750. Is this bike really comparable to the Ninja like I'm hearing? Is it worth my money for what I'll be using it for?
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i have a ninja 250 that i MIGHT sell...but i'm not done enjoying it yet!! whats your price range? you can usually find a ninja 250 for less than $1700...not a new body style, but still a good one.

and i would stay away from the "lifan"...seriously
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i paid 1800 for a ninja 250 a while back and it was a blast and never had any problems with it other than a broken clutch cable,,, i've heard the lifan will vibrate like a and fall apart under 2k miles,,, maybe someone has had/has one that can vouch for it but i'd say find a used kawi 250
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+1 on staying far far away from the Lifan. Wait for a great deal on a 250
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Also, check out the Hyosung(gt250r?) 250 and see what price range it is in, might be worth it.
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i bet i want less for mine!! ...j/p glws bro!!
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i have a ninja 250 that i MIGHT sell...but i'm not done enjoying it yet!! whats your price range? you can usually find a ninja 250 for less than $1700...not a new body style, but still a good one.

and i would stay away from the "lifan"...seriously
My range is $1500-1800 depending on the bike. What year do you have?
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i bet i want less for mine!! ...j/p glws bro!!

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I know. Thanks. Have 2 guys that may come check it out? Hope one picks it up! Need it gone! lol
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I'd spend the extra for the ninja.
I'd bet you could find plenty of good commuter bikes in that price range if your not set on a sport "style" bike.
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He may have a 250 but he sucks at softball jk!
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your price range sounds decent. With that price range, you wont get the new gen 250. There are some old gen 250 with LOW LOW miles, some 5k or less in fact. IMO - go with the least mileage.
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i have a ninja 250 that i MIGHT sell...but i'm not done enjoying it yet!! whats your price range? you can usually find a ninja 250 for less than $1700...not a new body style, but still a good one.

and i would stay away from the "lifan"...seriously
Tino you better not sell my baby
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Tino you better not sell my baby
i'm not planning to, but who knows!? one things for sure, it's so much more fun to putt around on than it's bigger sister...
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