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Old 11-25-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Ninja 250R or CBR250R?

It's a endless debate but I've decided that I'll get a 250 as a beginner bike based on what I want and price but does anyone have experience on either one of these bikes? I was gonna get an ninja but the whole carb thing threw me off but I'm undecided between the 2
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GET A 600...So you wont have to upgrade later.. but make sure you take your MSF ... once you learn your 250 you'll want more bike.. at least from the people I know that have gotten a 250 for their first bike...

Everyone will have their opinions.... but you need to ask yourself what you will use it for in the future... unless you have the funds... time and progress fast enough to want to get a biker bike...

All depends on what you want it for..
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GET A 600...So you wont have to upgrade later.. but make sure you take your MSF ... once you learn your 250 you'll want more bike.. at least from the people I know that have gotten a 250 for their first bike...

Everyone will have their opinions.... but you need to ask yourself what you will use it for in the future... unless you have the funds... time and progress fast enough to want to get a biker bike...

All depends on what you want it for..
But I don't want something too advance for me that I'll crash
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Just take it easy... take your MSF first..

if crashing is already in your head maybe go for the 250... except it will still hurt just as much as a 600 if you crash...

It's all in the throttle... and being smooth in everything you do.
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get a TARD instead... DRZ400 or WR250X
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It's a endless debate but I've decided that I'll get a 250 as a beginner bike based on what I want and price but does anyone have experience on either one of these bikes? I was gonna get an ninja but the whole carb thing threw me off but I'm undecided between the 2
Excellent first choice. Both bikes are amazing, and a 250 is plenty of power to get hurt on. Don't let the carb thing fool you, the ninja is a great bike and can be very dependable.

There are also a LOT of articles on the web that compare both of these bikes. Check these 2 out, they have some pretty good information.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/03/04...mparison-test/

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But I don't want something too advance for me that I'll crash

Glad to hear this, Not many people out there have this kind of mind frame. Many people think a 250 is boring, weak, or just simply not cool, and they go out and purchase a bigger more powerful bike and get themselves hurt rather fast.
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Dude neither bikes are good ideas....if you want to learn buy a 250 dirt bike. Don't waste your money on something like the ninja or Cbr 250's. They have resale value unless you pick one up extremely used.
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Get a used ninja. You won't take a hit on resale value when you decide to trade up and there is a ton of info out there for its maintenance and repair. Carbs are not as big a problem as they seem.

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Getting a 250 is fine, 99% of riders who "upgrade from a 250 to a 600" will be outridden by 99% of the people who race 250s.

ie. Their skill didnt outgrow their bikes, their ego outgrew their bikes.
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If you want brakes with suspension you might as well get a scooter. About the only thing learning on a 250 makes you appreciate, is how fast other bikes are in comparison. If you learn on a dirt bike you can crash the out of it, pick it up and keep going. No matter what, you will probably crash. That's the nature of the beast.
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Get a used ninja. You won't take a hit on resale value when you decide to trade up and there is a ton of info out there for its maintenance and repair. Carbs are not as big a problem as they seem.

www.ninja250.org
since this is my first bike and I'm not familiar entirely with the particulars of buying use, I don't wanna buy a used bike that sucks or ends up up a month into it

if i got used from a dealership does it still have warranty or could i buy warranty even tho it's used?
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since this is my first bike and I'm not familiar entirely with the particulars of buying use, I don't wanna buy a used bike that sucks or ends up up a month into it

if i got used from a dealership does it still have warranty or could i buy warranty even tho it's used?
It may not end up up in a month or whatever but they def suck !
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Dude neither bikes are good ideas....if you want to learn buy a 250 dirt bike. Don't waste your money on something like the ninja or Cbr 250's. They have resale value unless you pick one up extremely used.
The honda's haven't been out long enough to make a real assessment on how they hold their value and the lil ninja? A simple search of google of a little research proves just how inaccurate your statement is in regards to ' resale value' is.



Ugran, look/read here...hit the net, heck check out http://forums.ninja250.org/
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Getting a 250 is fine, 99% of riders who "upgrade from a 250 to a 600" will be outridden by 99% of the people who race 250s.

ie. Their skill didnt outgrow their bikes, their ego outgrew their bikes.

BINGO

On another note, the 250 do not lose their value like stated. There is a great market for them with great pricing on the newer bikes. I see people sellling them for near what they paid for them..
A motoard would be an excellent bike as well. The drz is indestructible..
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Resale value of 250s is kept up by newbies that don't know what bikes are worth yet


OP: What's so attractive of getting a new 250 rather than a used bike? If its just maintenance costs, consider that all bikes new and used require the same maintenance schedule. Just like cars, the owner will cause a lot more problems than the bike's age.
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GET A 600...So you wont have to upgrade later.. but make sure you take your MSF ... once you learn your 250 you'll want more bike.. at least from the people I know that have gotten a 250 for their first bike...

Everyone will have their opinions.... but you need to ask yourself what you will use it for in the future... unless you have the funds... time and progress fast enough to want to get a biker bike...

All depends on what you want it for..
This is not the best advice...bad Rykoson, that's a bad Rykoson...


If I were you, I would get the Ninja 250 08 and up, they have been around longer andthere are more things available for it... get a used one, theyare. Cheap and really good. Looking...

600 are fun, but I myself am not thinking of going down to a 650r or a 250 for the street and a just get a 600 for the track... 650r is plenty. Of power for the street..

Good luck in your search and once you get it, take it easy, even a 250 can killyou on the street, it's more forgiving than a 600 hundred, but you still have to respect it.
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Resale value of 250s is kept up by newbies that don't know what bikes are worth yet


OP: What's so attractive of getting a new 250 rather than a used bike? If its just maintenance costs, consider that all bikes new and used require the same maintenance schedule. Just like cars, the owner will cause a lot more problems than the bike's age.
actually completely wrong tires on a 250 are much cheaper and last much longer, fuel on a 250 is much more efficient and overall the bike will always cost much less in the long run.
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