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Old 01-03-2011, 10:33 AM   #21
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That CBR250R looks sweet. At $4000 the brand new price will beet many decent used bikes. I have commuted daily on a VT750DC (Honda Shadow) for the last two years and racked up 50K on the odometer with only one incident that I rode away from. At barely 44HP and a portly 508 pounds I am sure it will not accelerate as well as the CBR250R with its 359lb soaking wet weight (especially with my clutch slipping at WOT). Now as far as the ergos on the CBR I really can't comment, but am now curious.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:35 AM   #22
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:50 AM   #23
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I use my FZ6 as a daily commuter. I have 50,000 on it in 5 years time. I regularly rode from Angleton to Katy. Plenty of power for the freeway and 48mpg.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:55 AM   #24
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I use my FZ6 as a daily commuter. I have 50,000 on it in 5 years time. I regularly rode from Angleton to Katy. Plenty of power for the freeway and 48mpg.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #25
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1+ on the SV. I love my SV1k. It pulls like a freight train, nimble, comfortable(naked model)and pretty much bullet proof(valves every 15,000), not to mention the pretty noises it makes..not inlike that of your Duc..
Check it..http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...=162437:thumb:..it's a 650 which is even more nimble...
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I say take the bus, and continue to gear up in full gear to not catch anything.

There is a difference between traffic and commuting. If you drive in an area w relative safety from people keeping a decent pace on the highways and not the erratic stop/go/lane change sprints less power would be required to keep up. Just my opinion. 60+ mpg on a 250 is a good consideration.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:05 PM   #30
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Triumph Street Triple, Monster 696, FZ6. In that order. The Street Triple is just badass. May get one pretty soon. It is so comfortable and you can just manhandle it around town. The SF seating position is too sporty for in town riding. The monster is nice but not as comfortable as a Street Triple and is a bit underpowered being air cooled and what not. The FZ6 is...well an entry level bike. It's fun but it has about as much character as a Toyota Corolla. Sorry FZ owners but how is someone who owns a Ducati Streetfighter S going to enjoy a Yamaha FZ6. Triumph Street Triple R with some big fat Arrow cans nuf said.
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Comfort would be my main stay over mileage...... pretty much any bike has better mileage than my truck....... The new CBR250 sounds interesting, wonder if it's comfortable... I don't like commuting on the freeways on my CBR feels like I'm abusing it making it go in straight lines.
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