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Old 03-26-2011, 09:25 PM   #21
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anyone else would like to give some input on my 250 or 500 ninja decision? thanks in advance!
250... its slow but it can still somewhat scoot (til u get to like 90ish)... i only use my 250 for commuter purposes badass gasmileage and slow nough to keep me outta trouble... now the Tiller, different story.

to add the 250 to my policy it cost me an extra 94 a year (liability only)
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:32 PM   #22
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Go for av sv1000...much mure torque than a 600 and about the same hp...i paid about $48/mo for full coverage on a gsxr 600 (full coverage)...now I pay about 25/mo for full coverage...deff keep full coverage on a bike, you never know when the next hit n run will happen...then ur stuck paying for a pile of metal in ur back yard
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250... its slow but it can still somewhat scoot (til u get to like 90ish)... i only use my 250 for commuter purposes badass gasmileage and slow nough to keep me outta trouble... now the Tiller, different story.

to add the 250 to my policy it cost me an extra 94 a year (liability only)
how was the freeway riding on it? dodging cars and etc wise? and pick up speed?
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:42 PM   #24
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its aite. passing on the fly aint great but it'll do fine can get to bout 90s. u get blown around here n there cuz its small and light but it dont bother me too much. dodging cars? its very light and agile so.... yes???....
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its aite. passing on the fly aint great but it'll do fine can get to bout 90s. u get blown around here n there cuz its small and light but it dont bother me too much. dodging cars? its very light and agile so.... yes???....
cant be as bad as riding a cruiser thats NON AERODYNAMIC lol thanks for the input
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Go for av sv1000...much mure torque than a 600 and about the same hp...i paid about $48/mo for full coverage on a gsxr 600 (full coverage)...now I pay about 25/mo for full coverage...deff keep full coverage on a bike, you never know when the next hit n run will happen...then ur stuck paying for a pile of metal in ur back yard
A 1000 is the last thing he needs right now.
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A 1000 is the last thing he needs right now.
dont worry, those sv1000 are slower then my R6...
I took one on the freeway and didnt last long...
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Go for av sv1000...much mure torque than a 600 and about the same hp...i paid about $48/mo for full coverage on a gsxr 600 (full coverage)...now I pay about 25/mo for full coverage...deff keep full coverage on a bike, you never know when the next hit n run will happen...then ur stuck paying for a pile of metal in ur back yard
I LIKED THAT.....
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dont worry, those sv1000 are slower then my R6...
I took one on the freeway and didnt last long...
Lol, it has more torque though. Newbie rider + cold tires + torque = worst possible combination.
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Lol, it has more torque though. Newbie rider + cold tires + torque = worst possible combination.
Thats what i was thinking... but not with this kid... you'll have to ride one to see... i got him about 1 bike behind from a roll then about 3-4 bikes on the freeway....

he was and went and got a zx6r....
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i got the sv650 at home and if i was to compared my R6 with this SV.. i would say that you can go low speed on high gear and just give it throttle on the sv and it will pick up with no problem, but if i was on the R6... well... lets say not as good, i would have to down shift! LOL
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what he said lol
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If I was looking for a 250 I would be all over this. It's basically brand new. Only 165 miles!

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If I was looking for a 250 I would be all over this. It's basically brand new. Only 165 miles!

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not my style at all lol
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Thats what i was thinking... but not with this kid... you'll have to ride one to see... i got him about 1 bike behind from a roll then about 3-4 bikes on the freeway....

he was and went and got a zx6r....
Takes a while to get use to a twin for top speed, still an all rounded great bike and fun as to ride, not as agressive as an rr, it has a lot of useable power, easy to control and pretty forgiving for newbs...
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Takes a while to get use to a twin for top speed, still an all rounded great bike and fun as to ride, not as agressive as an rr, it has a lot of useable power, easy to control and pretty forgiving for newbs...
i dont speed past 70mph anyways!
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i dont speed past 70mph anyways!
Then may I suggest a Vespa! Lol...have u looked at the cbr 250? Cool looking bike.
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I took my 250 out on DannyBoy's Fayetteville ride today. There were only a few straights where I really wished I wasn't topped out at ~90 mph. A big downhill allowed me to get over the ton though.

Regardless, the real action was in the curves, and the 250 took it with no problems.

As to real world use, I commute with it in good weather and it is great around town and acceptable on the freeway. If you keep it around 75-80 with your head on a swivel then you should be comfortable with enough left on tap for an emergency pass. The only downsides are the wind, which can move the bike around a bit, and the amount you have to work the gearbox.
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