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Old 05-10-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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i was looking at a ninja 250r for a daily driver but i was wondering how it does at higher speeds like 70mph on the highway? does the motor rev too high for this type of a ride. or should i look at like some 600's??
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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The 250 will be fine at 70. it does rev high at that speed but nothing thats going to hurt the bike.
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The 250 will be fine at 70. it does rev high at that speed but nothing thats going to hurt the bike.
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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HYOSUNG 250-R is a good alternative. i have been looking at one so i dont have to use my "gas guzzlin" 600's for work (80 mpg):P

and its a FULL SIZE bike with "full size" tires to match...teh 250-R is as big as any 600.(compared to ninja 250) unless your looking for somehting small in size. and its a V-TWIN..rather than inline. nice exhaust note.

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Old 05-10-2009, 06:23 PM   #5
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I really liked my Hyosung 250 Comet. But the Ninja had a much more high performance engine. It loved to be revved. Side by side they probably accelerate about the same, with the Ninja having the edge. The Ninja screaming, the Hyosung torquing. The Comet, unfaired, would pull 95 no problem, but it started headshaking at 90. At 70 mph at 7000 rpm both bikes feel like you are riding a precision sewing machine, expecially with stock exhausts. I have no experience with the 250-R, but Ninjas seem to be much easier to buy and sell and maintain and race and find aftermarket parts for, and on and on.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:34 PM   #6
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check some of my earlier posts about this last year, got plenty in search, I rode mine a little over a year putting about 14k miles in daily traffic on the beltway. I now really enjoy the ex500.... BUT for your first bike I can't recommend it enough it kept me from killing myself quite a few times. Its all about that developed coordination. if you get a little impatient sometimes like me and want to rev it, those few bad judgement calls you make are lessened in the intensity and consequences at times by not having a boatload of power at instant readiness. PLEASE start with the 250, you won't regret it and you'll be a better rider because of it.

Also, Ninja250.com don't expect friendly people there, they flame newbs like crazy, i quit, but they have amazing info and the best FAQ on a motorcycle website I've seen. Look at their faq for any specifics.


best wishes. 250's are the way to go for your first ride.


btw, its a high rev'r but remember bikes are different than cars. A little ninjette is happy reving, its made for it, don't be afraid to rev the snot out of that little devil. I did and it was a blast!
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:17 PM   #7
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i want to say thank yall for all the great tips. im almost ready to get that bike, any one know a good place that has them and is willing to work with me? i live on the north west side.

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if this is your first bike, i would recommend used. a couple of reasons..

1. chances are more than likely it is going to get dropped.

2. if you dont drop it...you can still resell it for close to the same cost (if not the same) as what you bought it for (NINJA 250 only..NOT THE HYOSUNG)

3. much cheaper than a NEW 2009 250.which dont get me wrong, sure looks PRETTY, but will look like stain after its first drop. (at least you will feel it looks like stain.. and haunt you. )

4. insurance will probably be less on the same vehicle, but older year model (i may be wrong)

as much as having a factory fresh new vehicle puts a smile on your face, a used one will put cash in your pocket (or extra towards new/better safety gear) adn you dont have to worry about it from it allready being dropped.

there are other reasons, but im kinda tired, and i cant brain right now.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:20 AM   #10
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i thinking more new cuz i got alot of bad used things in the passed and just dont want that kind of problems. also when im done with bike i will pass it on to my wife.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:49 AM   #11
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oh, so you know who the next owner is going to be

then thats not so bad, cause you know you will be keeping it a while..
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:50 PM   #12
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used isn't so bad, just test it out...

i bought mine with 400 miles for $2200 basically brand new. Is $2000 more worth it? Will you spend $2k in mechanical repairs on a near new ninja 250? Also from what I've heard the performace is a hair down on the new ones, though more lower torque (can you say that in the same sentence with a 250 screamer?)...

seriously consider a 250 used, people get rid of them way to quick and they are dirt cheap. Get almost 2 250's that are used for the price of the new one, so you can both ride together! :-)
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I know my buddy is selling his 2009 ninja 250 for 3000
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:32 PM   #14
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uh Motorcycle's Unlimited? That's almost the universal answer here. Try taking a look at sponsors section and also try searching, its your friend before trying to get answers for numerous topics in the same thread.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:02 PM   #16
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ok yall i picked up my new ninja 650r after looking at the 250 for long time. I wanted some thing bigger for my wife to sit on in the back. lol this bike so far is great. looking foward to riding it more and more.
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ok yall i picked up my new ninja 650r after looking at the 250 for long time. I wanted some thing bigger for my wife to sit on in the back. lol this bike so far is great. looking foward to riding it more and more.

Great choice in bikes......GL, gear up and ride
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i would top my old one out on legal tracks (heh sure) and hold it at 105 for a good 30mins flat no problem

when i'd go on night rides the tach prolly never dropped below 10k except at a red light
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