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Old 07-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #21
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Don't get a 250 for the MPG. There are middle weights that make better commuters and get pretty darn close in fuel economy. Ninja 650, ER6N, GS500, GSX650, and FZ6 all make great commuters. You can find them barely used for not much more than the 250s.

I do like the idea of a 250 runabout. If I were to get one though, it would be the new CRF250L. LC 250 single FI dual sport.
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This is a good suggestion
Not to mention that valve clearance adjustment on the 250 is 5k miles? (at least on the old gen) Unless you do that yourself, that's 300-500 every oil change lol.



Cons of 250s in my experience: high rpm on freeway, maintenance.

I never had "cold start" problems on my ninjette even in the winter...

Power: i like shifting through gears. Once I'm on the freeway, I'm almost always doing 70mph and will be on the powerband for passing. Otherwise, I don't mind dropping down a gear for 5 seconds lol.
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I got the hint and dropped to the back of the ranks just in front of Ares, who btw rocks the outta that 250.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:40 AM   #22
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I love my CBR250! So so flickable and hey it's a Honda!
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:27 PM   #23
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:40 PM   #24
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I'd pick CBR if for no other reason than fuel injection. Pretty much zero warm up time, with single button push to start every time.
I have an 08' Ninja 250 race bike and it is durable and I haven't had to touch the carbs yet...but the time will come. I used to have a first generation 250 and hated rebuilding carbs once or twice a year. Also have a WR250X, which is about like a CBR250 performance wise, with FI, auto warm up. I love it.

Power is night and day different, useable torque vs high end scream of the Ninjette, and fuel injection takes precedence over all else in a newb / commuter bike. If you decide not to ride it, for say 6 months or 6 years, the Ninja will laugh at you while you take it halfway apart to clean things out. The CBR will take a jump and start and ride like new. FI is the holy grail of riding vs wrenching.

Plus, as evidenced in CMRA racing, the CBR takes well to mods. Ask Gateman on this forum. His team finished 4th to our 5th at the latest CMRA endurance round on his ?modified, dunno? CBR250.

Either bike, you can buy cheap enough that you can drop it in the driveway a couple of times, put 10k miles on it, wear the tires bald, and sell it for 75% of what you paid for it.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #25
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #26
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I have an 08' Ninja 250 race bike and it is durable and I haven't had to touch the carbs yet...but the time will come. I used to have a first generation 250 and hated rebuilding carbs once or twice a year. Also have a WR250X, which is about like a CBR250 performance wise, with FI, auto warm up. I love it.

Power is night and day different, useable torque vs high end scream of the Ninjette, and fuel injection takes precedence over all else in a newb / commuter bike. If you decide not to ride it, for say 6 months or 6 years, the Ninja will laugh at you while you take it halfway apart to clean things out. The CBR will take a jump and start and ride like new. FI is the holy grail of riding vs wrenching.

Plus, as evidenced in CMRA racing, the CBR takes well to mods. Ask Gateman on this forum. His team finished 4th to our 5th at the latest CMRA endurance round on his ?modified, dunno? CBR250.

Either bike, you can buy cheap enough that you can drop it in the driveway a couple of times, put 10k miles on it, wear the tires bald, and sell it for 75% of what you paid for it.
+1, WR250x
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