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Old 03-03-2011, 11:22 PM   #41
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I agree with u because the ones I was on in motorcycle class were 250s and they seem really slow lol and I'll probably get tired of it in a month like everyone says. I would need to save more than $2500 for a decent 600cc bike right? I just dont want to spend to much on my first bike neither in case anything happens lol. And by the way I think I saw u riding down 249?
Were you riding the mini-cruiser 250s or the Ninja 250? You can't tell how fast a bike is by riding it in a MSF class since they don't let you open 'em up. The Ninja 250 will go faster than any new rider has any business going.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:22 PM   #42
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:40 PM   #43
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Were you riding the mini-cruiser 250s or the Ninja 250? You can't tell how fast a bike is by riding it in a MSF class since they don't let you open 'em up. The Ninja 250 will go faster than any new rider has any business going.
lol the mini cruisers
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:52 PM   #45
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Were you riding the mini-cruiser 250s or the Ninja 250? You can't tell how fast a bike is by riding it in a MSF class since they don't let you open 'em up. The Ninja 250 will go faster than any new rider has any business going.
This. A more modern 250 should be noticeably more responsive than the older models they have that have been thrown on the ground and beat up on regularly.

But like I said, pics to make sure it would be a good fit.
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This. A more modern 250 should be noticeably more responsive than the older models they have that have been thrown on the ground and beat up on regularly.

But like I said, pics to make sure it would be a good fit.
I'll feel more proud to put pics up when I actually get a bike lol
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:04 AM   #47
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Sport bikes are balanced really well, and don't feel nearly as heavy as they are. I've set up several 600's for girls your size, and theyve never had an issue.

250's are alright, but I'd suggest a 600. Most people out grow they're beginner bikes within the first year. Yes a 600 has a lot more power, just take it easy. If I were to do it all over again, I would of never bought my gs500, and went straight for a 600/750. Most the people I know that started with small cc bikes (less then 500) gotten rid of them in the first 2 years to upgrade to something bigger. The people that I suggested 600s to, have been riding them for years, and still enjoy them.

Plus it just cost you more in the long run to buy a bike, then sell it to buy another one. For your price range too, you can get an 02-05 gsxr 600. I'd suggest one of those cuz all you need to do is slide the forks up, and buy a lower link for the back. Lowering links are about $40. With 250's it cost a lot more to lower, and even after that, you can't get them as low as the gsxrs I listed.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:43 PM   #52
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Sport bikes are balanced really well, and don't feel nearly as heavy as they are. I've set up several 600's for girls your size, and theyve never had an issue.

250's are alright, but I'd suggest a 600. Most people out grow they're beginner bikes within the first year. Yes a 600 has a lot more power, just take it easy. If I were to do it all over again, I would of never bought my gs500, and went straight for a 600/750. Most the people I know that started with small cc bikes (less then 500) gotten rid of them in the first 2 years to upgrade to something bigger. The people that I suggested 600s to, have been riding them for years, and still enjoy them.

Plus it just cost you more in the long run to buy a bike, then sell it to buy another one. For your price range too, you can get an 02-05 gsxr 600. I'd suggest one of those cuz all you need to do is slide the forks up, and buy a lower link for the back. Lowering links are about $40. With 250's it cost a lot more to lower, and even after that, you can't get them as low as the gsxrs I listed.
^^^^Hit the nail on the head. I was looking for a 250 but the more I researched and the more seat time I get with a friends 750 the less I want one.
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I just did this one for a chick that's your exact size. She does just fine with it. It's her first bike too.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:50 PM   #54
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One other thing to keep in mind beside what's been mentioned is insurance; insuring a 250 is pretty cheap - a 600+cc sportbike, not so cheap.
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One other thing to keep in mind beside what's been mentioned is insurance; insuring a 250 is pretty cheap - a 600+cc sportbike, not so cheap.
This is a good point, and something I was gonna mention too. I'm 25, and even with my turbo Hayabusa with full coverage, and 10k extra coverage, I'm still paying $20 less a month then my 600 with liability. That's the beauty of the busa being classified as a sport touring, not a sport bike.
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Wr250X,KLX250SF or the honda version CFM250
These are all good bikes.

I like riding 1ks but I still have fun on little bikes. You guys just need to ride them harder.
I would go with the WR250X. Dirt bikes crash very well.
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I started out on a YZF600R when I got my first bike. Loved it. I would have kept it too if I didn't want something a little nicer to look at. And when you feel like you want more power off the line then you can just switch the sprockets. A lot cheaper than going to another bike.
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