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View Poll Results: Ninja 250R or CBR250R
Ninja 250R 21 46.67%
CBR250R 24 53.33%
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:51 PM   #41
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This is not the best advice...bad Rykoson, that's a bad Rykoson...
...I'm just biased....
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:54 PM   #42
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If you want to ride your bike for an hour in a straight line with your hands falling asleep and your back hurting just to get to 10 curves and some chicken fried steak in bumfuck egypt then by all means get a sportbike. You live in a city with no hill, mountains, or twisty roads. No sense in getting a sportbike when there is not much to get sporty on. Base your purchase on what you expect 75% of your riding to be. Get something more comfortable like an SV650 or a DRZ.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:57 PM   #43
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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.
This man knows what he's talking about.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:58 PM   #44
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So much knowledge in this thread, it ridiculous, thank you to everyone for helping me on this, I'm gonna go swing by Stubbs to sit on either ninja or cbr and get a feel of the bike
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #45
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Did you change my quote to say "not thinking about getting a 250 or 650r"?

Either way...I meant to say that "I'm NOW thinking of getting a 250 or 650r..
Get a liter bike

OP...just voted... looks like its 50-50.... looks like your gonna have to make your up your own mind... at least you will not know any different... after a while you can explore..maybe get some exp and someone will let you try their bike when the times comes..
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:25 PM   #46
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:39 PM   #47
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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.
by far the best post in this thread. i miss my 250 race bike.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:12 AM   #48
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I will still say 650 twin is the way to go
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:08 PM   #49
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I have a Ninja 250... it's awesome. I had a dynojet jet kit put on it recently (I put a full exhaust on a little while back), and it sounds sweet and is fast enough to be fun. I sat on the CBR250 the other day and I just didn't like it (even though it seemed a better fit for taller riders like me). It felt too small and less sporty for me. My vote goes for the ninja. Also, ninjette.org has a great forum.
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If you want to ride your bike for an hour in a straight line with your hands falling asleep and your back hurting just to get to 10 curves and some chicken fried steak in bumfuck egypt then by all means get a sportbike. You live in a city with no hill, mountains, or twisty roads. No sense in getting a sportbike when there is not much to get sporty on. Base your purchase on what you expect 75% of your riding to be. Get something more comfortable like an SV650 or a DRZ.
I agree with B, but.,...

On a recent 24 hour ride from Houston to Austin and beyond and back, the Ninja 250 is soooo much better of a long distance bike than my DRZ400SM. Real wind protection, sit up and look around ergonomics, and 250 something mile fuel range. Top speed, and 40 to 99 MPH acceleration were about the same, but the ninja seemed more willing to cruise at 85. Both are carb bikes, both seem to never need carb rebuilds if you run clean gas and take them out of the garage to run them every so often.

Edit to say, but a $1000 beater and see if you even like to ride. Best advice ever: Learn in the dirt.

But, the CBR250 is fuel injected, and so is a WR250X. For a first bike, if you're not squeezed on a budget, get a fuel injected 250. After your 600 mile initial maintenance, just change the oil every 3000 miles, tires every 7500, lube the chain once a week, adjust it every 3 months, and that's all the maintenance you'll need until 18,000 miles. They lack a little bit of grunt that the Ninja and DRZ 400 have, but who cares, it's a starter bike.
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I agree with B, but.,...

On a recent 24 hour ride from Houston to Austin and beyond and back, the Ninja 250 is soooo much better of a long distance bike than my DRZ400SM. Real wind protection, sit up and look around ergonomics, and 250 something mile fuel range. Top speed, and 40 to 99 MPH acceleration were about the same, but the ninja seemed more willing to cruise at 85. Both are carb bikes, both seem to never need carb rebuilds if you run clean gas and take them out of the garage to run them every so often.

Edit to say, but a $1000 beater and see if you even like to ride. Best advice ever: Learn in the dirt.

But, the CBR250 is fuel injected, and so is a WR250X. For a first bike, if you're not squeezed on a budget, get a fuel injected 250. After your 600 mile initial maintenance, just change the oil every 3000 miles, tires every 7500, lube the chain once a week, adjust it every 3 months, and that's all the maintenance you'll need until 18,000 miles. They lack a little bit of grunt that the Ninja and DRZ 400 have, but who cares, it's a starter bike.
Exactly my point for getting a CBR over a Ninja
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1) Learning to ride is like learning to play a musical instrument; you're gonna hit a few wrong notes. Don't start with your "dream bike" - start with something you can rash up and not cry about.

2) Take a 250; while learning throttle control you want something that doesn't hit 6k rpm with a tiny bit too much pressure. Ditto for all the other controls and techniques; take something that will cooperate.

- As for the original question, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. You won't know what you like until you've had the bike a while. Actually, until you've had several bikes for a while. If you've never eaten ice cream you can't rely on others to tell you what your favorite flavor is.
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