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post #1 of 13 Old 11-27-2012, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have experience with the CBR250R??

I am thinking about buying my wife the 250 the same day i get my Blade. She has always wanted to ride but is scared of the bigger bikes. She's 5'1 and small framed. I think the 250 would be perfect for her. I taught her the basics on a 110 dirt bike and she does fine, the only thing that worries me is traffic, but where we live theres plenty of road for her to have it by herself to build confidence.

So i was wondering what others think about it..

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I am thinking about buying my wife the 250 the same day i get my Blade. She has always wanted to ride but is scared of the bigger bikes. She's 5'1 and small framed. I think the 250 would be perfect for her. I taught her the basics on a 110 dirt bike and she does fine, the only thing that worries me is traffic, but where we live theres plenty of road for her to have it by herself to build confidence.

So i was wondering what others think about it..
Had my 15 year old son and 13 year old daughter sit on one last Saturday and they had no problem holding the bike up at all by themselves and my daughter is about that height.

Also had them sit on the lighter more powerful (believe it or not) KTM 200 Duke, now that is some machine, don't go past looking at that.

I dont know how they go on the road but the KTM is more of an upright riding position that both kids liked better and probably better for a first timer, on road.

If your wife has good traffic sense and is confident and competent there would be no reason for not getting her one.

You could even send her to a defensive riding school.....
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Take a look at the new Kawasaki 300 Ninja

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See here:

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Have her take the MSF basic course first before you shell out for that 250...

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Thank you guys, and oh yea she will def be taking that course first.

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post #6 of 13 Old 11-28-2012, 12:43 PM
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Get the repsol 250.
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post #7 of 13 Old 11-28-2012, 04:09 PM
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Sorry but the single lung isnt good enough to keep up with the ninja250 even less with the new 300
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It can beat the ninja 250 as a matter of fact. This was my first ever bike and couldn't recommend it more. Really wish I could have kept it when I upgraded to the blade but just couldn't afford to at that time.
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It can beat the ninja 250 as a matter of fact. This was my first ever bike and couldn't recommend it more. Really wish I could have kept it when I upgraded to the blade but just couldn't afford to at that time.
He's talking about the single cylinder CBR 250 being underpowered compared to the twin cylinder Ninja 250.

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My ex has a cbr250. Good starter bike for sure. Better low/mid than the single cylinder ninja 250. Which I test rode also. Very, very flickable and easy to ride. Just has no power lol. But it will hit 90 eventually with a light rider. I actually liked riding it in spurts. The tach goes from zero to redline almost instantly. Haha. Its crazy how much these things cost for what you get. At least to me. They do hold value i guess but 4k?

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