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Old 07-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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2007 Vs 2008 and later ninja 250

have toyed with the idea of getting a ninja 250 for a light weight track bike...
some of the folks i have talked to told me to be sure and get a 2008 or later model..
ok, why...
what is the big difference between a 2007 and a 2008 model?
not saying i am going to jump on it right away, just toying with the idea.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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New Ninja is just over an inch taller (29.3 vs 30.5)

08+ have a slightly narrower seat, so it's easier to flat-foot on.

Also, the fairings on the newer one help kill some of the wind resistance.

That's all I got.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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older models are lighter and cheap the advantages pretty much end there newer models are heavier but have better aftermarket parts to get it trackable... clip ons and rear sets + tires are a must
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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older models are lighter and cheap the advantages pretty much end there newer models are heavier but have better aftermarket parts to get it trackable... clip ons and rear sets + tires are a must
yep, if i did it, it would be a dedicated track bike most likely and that would mean track add ons... rear sets, plastics, tires etc...
the ninja or a tard to play at GSS with...
or adding another TMGP bike having one for sprints and one for endurance.. who knows, just ideas to kick around for now...
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #5
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Older model:
16" wheels
Less aerodynamic
Really soft suspension and no rear preload adjustment
Lighter
Cheaper

Newer model:
17" wheels
More aerodynamic
Stiffer suspension and rear preload adjustment on shock
Heavier
More aftermarket support
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #6
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2008+

250's, fck yea!
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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The 2007 and under models are fuuuugly. That is all.

Also you ever consider the CBR250? It's much more flickable. Just bought this one for me son off Jay Newton. 63a0c00c 3057 88e4

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #8
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The 2007 and under models are fuuuugly. That is all.

Also you ever consider the CBR250? It's much more flickable. Just bought this one for me son off Jay Newton. 63a0c00c 3057 88e4
bring it saturday, i wanna ride it
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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bring it saturday, i wanna ride it
Yea I'll probably ride it a few sessions. I gotta get P1 to adjust the suspension. Look for me Armando I'll let you take it out. I have a simple BreakitBuyit policy!
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