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Old 07-18-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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I want something light like a ninja 250 but with more power

any reccomendations??
Im a small guy.. about 5'7. 125lbs.
The ninja 250r is perfect for me.. but its lacking power and I use the highway quite a bit.
Im finding that its a bit hard to keep up with traffic..

Any sporty lightweight bikes that have a bit more power than the ninja 250???

Ive already ruled out the

1. Fz6r- too heavy
2. gs500f- too heavy
3, ninja 650r- too heavy

any other bikes??
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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A modded 250?
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:44 PM   #3
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:45 PM   #4
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Ducati monster 1100 or if you don't think you can handle the torque a 796.

370lbs

I am 5'8" and 135lbs and it feels just right.

That or any traditional 600cc sportbike usually weighs about the same.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:45 PM   #5
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what about a 250 ninja with a piston kit? or a 2 stroke sport bike if you can even get a hold of one.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #6
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the ninja250 weight and height are PERFECT for me, and i mean perfect! I just need a bit more power to use the highway and stay AHead of traffic...
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how about new sprockets for the 250?
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #8
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youre out of luck, unless you mod the out that 250...

the gs500 suzuki, isnt too heavy is it?.


my x gf started on a 2002 gs500, she was about your size i gess, 5,7 but not as heavy as you.

even the gs500 will feel like it is lacking power on the freeway tho in my opinion.

i think that you should get involved in a trackday or get with some guys that can give you some good instruction in parking lots or whatnot, to build your confidence in your riding, after that you should not be feeling like those bikes are too heavy or too much for you.

truly though, stay on the 250 if you are not comfy with the other bikes.
id rather drive a 250ninja around over a family car.


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Old 07-18-2011, 06:58 PM   #9
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pimp out the 250!!! i think it would be cool to have one as a track bike myself. Not worry so much about the speed but worry about the corner speed
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super charge a 250, done!
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:01 PM   #11
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lol, I was gonna say turbo.

Same height and weght here, and on a 650r. I don't find it too heavy, but maybe lighter would be better.
A monster felt better (just sitting on the showroom floor), but it was no gas, no battery.

i did sit on a 250, and the height felt nicer, but i'm accustomed to the 650 now and it isn't an issue. i just knew the 250 wouldn't be quick enough, so i never really gave it consideration.
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how is a 500 "too heavy"?
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how is a 500 "too heavy"?
all that extra piston adds to the weight,lol
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:09 PM   #15
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what about a supermoto? are those lighter than a sport bike? maybe dual purpose bike?
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:11 PM   #16
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well i had an fz6f for a few weeks.. and i dropped it twice.. once at a stop light and the other time backing out of my garage...

And when it went down, i couldnt 'muscle' it back up for ...

I dont have that issue with the ninja 250r. I can pick it up no problem..
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well i had an fz6f for a few weeks.. and i dropped it twice.. once at a stop light and the other time backing out of my garage...

And when it went down, i couldnt 'muscle' it back up for ...

I dont have that issue with the ninja 250r. I can pick it up no problem..
size doesn't matter when it comes to lifting a bike. it is all technique

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any reccomendations??
Im a small guy.. about 5'7. 125lbs.
The ninja 250r is perfect for me.. but its lacking power and I use the highway quite a bit.
Im finding that its a bit hard to keep up with traffic..

Any sporty lightweight bikes that have a bit more power than the ninja 250???

Ive already ruled out the

1. Fz6r- too heavy
2. gs500f- too heavy
3, ninja 650r- too heavy

any other bikes??
The GS500 only weighs 347 lbs
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:22 PM   #20
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just for grins, did some quick wiki searching....

650r
dry = 393
curb = 440

Ninja 500r
dry = 388

gs500f
dry = 400

250r
dry = 305
wet = 345

Ducati Monster
Dry = 370-390

sv650
Dry = 375

Burgman 650 :p
dry = 590
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