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Old 05-12-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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What's are good lap times for Level 2/3 on a ninja 250?

More or less stock, nothing crazy. Just curious what it's capable of, and when is it acceptable to "move to level 2 or 3' assuming your lines are good etc etc etc.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:41 AM   #2
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i guess that would depend on what track you wanted to ride.
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i wouldnt suggest level 3 unless its a tight track like gss.

at msrh i run a 2:05-2:08 on the 250 and ride in level 2
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i guess that would depend on what track you wanted to ride.
Sorry MSRH and/or TWS (Texas World Speedway)
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i wouldnt suggest level 3 unless its a tight track like gss.

at msrh i run a 2:05-2:08 on the 250 and ride in level 2
I'd say that's a good pace to be in level 2 with ridesmart. I run high 1:50's on a big bike and am on the faster side of group 2 at msrh.

TWS (Texas World Speedway) add 10 seconds and that is a good starting point. I ran 2:19-2:25(really slow I know) at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and felt fine in level 2.

Level 2 is always going to have a wide variety of lap times. There will be people that should probably be in level 1 and some riders that really should move up to 3.
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I'd say that's a good pace to be in level 2 with ridesmart. I run high 1:50's on a big bike and am on the faster side of group 2 at msrh.



TWS (Texas World Speedway) add 10 seconds and that is a good starting point. I ran 2:19-2:25(really slow I know) at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and felt fine in level 2.



Level 2 is always going to have a wide variety of lap times. There will be people that should probably be in level 1 and some riders that really should move up to 3.

The ten second rule doesnt work well with 250's. Top out at 100mph lol
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) doesn't have any straights so it shouldn't matter. I usually only got up to 120mph but I am ridiculously slow at that track.
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) doesn't have any straights so it shouldn't matter. I usually only got up to 120mph but I am ridiculously slow at that track.

TWS (Texas World Speedway) has no straights? It's the fastest track in tx after cota I think. Faster guys can easily get near 160 before turning in for t1 and 130 before t7, HUGE speed differences on a 600+ vs 250 on those parts.
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) doesn't have any straights so it shouldn't matter. I usually only got up to 120mph but I am ridiculously slow at that track.
They're all straights on a 250 lol
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) doesn't have any straights? Pretty sure it has one of the fastest straights in TX.
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) has no straights? It's the fastest track in tx after cota I think. Faster guys can easily get near 160 before turning in for t1 and 130 before t7, HUGE speed differences on a 600+ vs 250 on those parts.
i started to do 100mph in turn 7 topped out


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TWS (Texas World Speedway) has no straights? It's the fastest track in tx after cota I think. Faster guys can easily get near 160 before turning in for t1 and 130 before t7, HUGE speed differences on a 600+ vs 250 on those parts.
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I thought if I said something so ridiculous everyone would know I was sarcastic. Sorry for the confusion.

I just wish TWS (Texas World Speedway) was all the same color. All the different patches left me doubting my grip all day. I just need to ride there more and get used to the track. I can make up probably 3-4 sec just from turn 1 if I had more and skills to back it up.
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) I find it hard to find the line on turn 1-2.

As for an answer for the OP, lap times are not everything. When you have good body position and are starting to pass more guys in level one then try level 2. Too many guys go to there first track day then think the are awesome and bump them selves to level 2 with our first learning the basics.
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I ran a 1:58 on my 250 saturday at MSRH, its been a few weeks but I ran 2:17 at world.
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As per new rules for Ridesmart you don't have to worry about lap times and level three. They will not let you ride Level 3 on a 250 or a supermoto. You will have to check with the other orgs. You need to get out to GSS next month. Lots of little bikes out there.
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I ran a 1:58 on my 250 saturday at MSRH, its been a few weeks but I ran 2:17 at world.
I ran a 2;13-2:15 ish this weekend...not sure if thats fast!! We need to ask KrazyKris!
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As per new rules for Ridesmart you don't have to worry about lap times and level three. They will not let you ride Level 3 on a 250 or a supermoto. You will have to check with the other orgs. You need to get out to GSS next month. Lots of little bikes out there.
Its actually case by case basis! You'd be fine in there EK!
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