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Old 09-03-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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what should my wifes first sport bike be???

Thinking something like cbr 250 or cbr 300? Or are similiar ninjas better? Whats your opinions?
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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I'm with B you really can't go wrong with any of them.

Ninja has more power and is more sporty in general. CBR is probably a little better for commuting.
Whether or not you go with the 250 or 300 depends on your budget.
Personally I feel like the ninja is a better value. I think kawasaki really went all out with the ninja 300 when they saw a real competitor in the 250 market.
Although You can probably pick up a 250 for cheap since the 300's are out.

Depends on what she wants.

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get her a grom, that way you can ride it if she loses interest.
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Mainland Cycle Center got me out the door for just under $5,500 on a brand new 2014 Ninja 300 ABS. I love it. It's plenty quick for a beginner bike (has no problem going freeway speeds--Houston freeway spends where the flow of traffic is speed limit +10-15). I would be a little hesitant to get either the CBR or Ninja 250 because I feel like you'd really have to wring it out on the freeway. If she will not be doing very much freeway driving then I wouldn't worry too much about it.

I knew I'd be keeping the bike for a while and I decided it was worth my piece of mind to go ahead and buy new just so I knew that the bike was not abused or modified in an unsafe way.
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I'm with B you really can't go wrong with any of them.

Ninja has more power and is more sporty in general. CBR is probably a little better for commuting.
Whether or not you go with the 250 or 300 depends on your budget.
Personally I feel like the ninja is a better value. I think kawasaki really went all out with the ninja 300 when they saw a real competitor in the 250 market.
Although You can probably pick up a 250 for cheap since the 300's are out.

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Gonna need more pics of her to tell
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Mainland Cycle Center got me out the door for just under $5,500 on a brand new 2014 Ninja 300 ABS. I love it. It's plenty quick for a beginner bike (has no problem going freeway speeds--Houston freeway spends where the flow of traffic is speed limit +10-15). I would be a little hesitant to get either the CBR or Ninja 250 because I feel like you'd really have to wring it out on the freeway. If she will not be doing very much freeway driving then I wouldn't worry too much about it.

I knew I'd be keeping the bike for a while and I decided it was worth my piece of mind to go ahead and buy new just so I knew that the bike was not abused or modified in an unsafe way.
i handle myself pretty good riding my grom on the freeway
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I would be a little hesitant to get either the CBR or Ninja 250 because I feel like you'd really have to wring it out on the freeway. If she will not be doing very much freeway driving then I wouldn't worry too much about it.
This is totally an assumption so I may be wrong, but aren't they geared the same?(250 and 300)
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Where do you find a freeway where the speed limit is 53mph?
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Not a 1000rr. But def get a 300
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Makes a good commuter bike but still sporty enough to be fun on a twisty road.
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get her a grom, that way you can ride it if she loses interest.
^That is what I did.......My wife who has never rode before, loves it. The size, weight and the fact that she can flat foot it was a big factor.
Once she get the confidants, she can move up to a bigger bike and you will have a toy that you will never get tired of.
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This is about to go on forever.

Just sum it up with bevo's original answer. If you like honda get the cbr 250 or 300 depending on your budget. She'll love it.
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