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Old 06-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #21
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The Kawi is better if you want to keep it in the long run and turn it into a track screamer. There is a whole lot more aftermarket support for it.

The Honda is new so there is little aftermarket parts for it right now. Still, after seeing and hearing it, I like the thumper much better. The FI makes for a better day-to-day street bike.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #22
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Those actually don't look too bad. You would have thought another BIG 4 competitor would have came out with a sporty 250 a long time ago.

As far as street riding, I would consider owning one if I lived in some mountain town with some tight twisties.
Owning one in Houston though......
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:33 PM   #24
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Just because you dropped the bike doesn't mean your not ready for the bigger bike, it means your not ready to ride period yet. Go take the MSF first and drive around in a parking lot for a while
Bro.....you must be real good friends with Racer X
I have been on this site for awhile and I have talked to alot of ppl. Not going to jump on a bike next week and ride to New Mexico
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Listen to all these experts telling you to get on a bigger bike.

A 250 is fun just like any other bike. , I'm wanting to get one for the street and just keep my 600 for the track.

get the 250 ride it on the street till you comfortable, do a few trackdays and then go play with the guys in light weight...the 250 is still a ton of fun on the backroads.

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I like the Honda because it has fuel injection.
THIS..
specially when winter comes around.. I did feel a bit more low end on the Honda vs the Kawi. But the Kawi has a tad more top end.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:21 AM   #27
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Never liked the honda 250s...
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #28
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Listen to all these experts telling you to get on a bigger bike.

A 250 is fun just like any other bike. , I'm wanting to get one for the street and just keep my 600 for the track.

get the 250 ride it on the street till you comfortable, do a few trackdays and then go play with the guys in light weight...the 250 is still a ton of fun on the backroads.

Good call
Yeah.. After riding my gfs Ninja 250... I was like holy that was fun! I am kinda jealous... if I ever get everything lined up I might go with the CBR250 in black for a street bike.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:57 AM   #29
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THIS..
specially when winter comes around.. I did feel a bit more low end on the Honda vs the Kawi. But the Kawi has a tad more top end.
I had less trouble with my carbed 250 than I did with my FI monster when the temps dropped (below 70 degrees ). It really isn't that bad.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #30
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Great choice in bikes for sure.

Like stated learn to ride, have fun and dont listen to GET A BUSA BRO...


You will have fun on a 250.. most on hee could not ride a 250 to its full potential.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:43 AM   #31
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My first bike was an XT225, my second was a Versys 650, my current is a R1200GSA.

I miss my 225 every single day. It was a bit slow on the highway, but on the Houston surface streets it was a beast. I hope to acquire a replacement XT250 at some point as a city hopper. It's slower than the CBR and Ninja, but it's tall and a blast to bomb around on.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #33
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Ride mine daily to work. I've put over 3.5k miles on my 250 since I bought it in April. So easy to handle and so much fun.

I don't really have any issues with the carbs. I just choke it to where it idles at 1.5K RPM and ride about 1 mile or so and turn off the choke.
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250's are WAY the 773H too small. The minimum you should start with is at least a 260. And a 270 is even better. Ya know, 260, 270, whatever it takes.....
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #35
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Listen to all these experts telling you to get on a bigger bike.

A 250 is fun just like any other bike. , I'm wanting to get one for the street and just keep my 600 for the track.

get the 250 ride it on the street till you comfortable, do a few trackdays and then go play with the guys in light weight...the 250 is still a ton of fun on the backroads.

Good call
Yeah Im looking towards a 250 ninja just because I had so much fun on it even if I was only doing 45

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Great choice in bikes for sure.

Like stated learn to ride, have fun and dont listen to GET A BUSA BRO...


You will have fun on a 250.. most on hee could not ride a 250 to its full potential.
My mind set is.....I love my life I would never ride a busa no matter how much exp. I have thats to rad for me.... IF SOME OF YOU GUYS RIDE BUSA'S YOU GUYS ARE NUTTS
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #36
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As far as 250s go, it's not just Honda, and Kawa...Ever looked at the Hyosung GT 250R?

A few members here have taken them to the track, and its not a small bike like the other 250s. It feels like a full size 600.

Just another option to look at.

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Old 06-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #38
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As far as 250s go, it's not just Honda, and Kawa...Ever looked at the Hyosung GT 250R?

A few members here have taken them to the track, and its not a small bike like the other 250s. It feels like a full size 600.

Just another option to look at.

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Yeah I just looked at it and wow it looks pretty kool......but umm I just dont see much of them around and I dont think its a good call for me right now. For the simple fact I have never hearded about it before getting on here and I know new riders havent hearded of it either. So form a new riders point of view "why would I buy a bike that not many ppl know about" So I might look into them but........Not interested
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #39
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used ninja 250. dirt cheap and reliable.
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They even resemble the GPZ 900, so you can rock it somewhat like Tom Cruise.
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