Motorcycles Prefer two wheels over four?

Recommend a 250cc to 500cc

Old 22-Jul-2008, 08:58 PM
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Hey fellow riders,

just recently bought a brand new Piaggio Fly, i know i know. not much of a motorcycle, and thats excatly why im making this thread.

i like the get on and go factor of a bike, and the gas milage is def. a plus, but the scooter is just...underpowered. its almost like i have to take it somewhere, instead of it taking me somewhere.

anyway, im looking for a motorcycle for later this year, or even next.

a 250cc to 500cc is plenty for me. and i want a "crotch rocket" a ninja or a cbr or gsx-r.

or something to that effect.

thanks for the advice
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Old 22-Jul-2008, 10:26 PM
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first if you have not rode a sport bike those will be 2 much for a first bike. if you are migrating from a scooter and want a sport bike get an entry level semi sport like a f4i or a sv650s learn to ride before you move into a full sport. i went through 2 entry semi sports and finally monved into a full sport. but hey thats my 2 cents
ask any experianced rider here you might get the same response
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Old 22-Jul-2008, 10:45 PM
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ive been looking but some options, i really like the 250R ninja.....and every opinion ive found says its great for a beginer, so what do you think?
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Old 23-Jul-2008, 08:41 AM
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I remember some dealers use to sell a band new bike 150-250??. (something small), all the leathers, and riding lessions for under 4 grand..

anyone remember that deal??..
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Old 23-Jul-2008, 08:49 AM
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The Honda CBR125 came with jacket, pants and boots for $3500
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Old 23-Jul-2008, 08:50 AM
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^^ maybe it was that.. I thought it came with lessons too?
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Don't seem to remember anything about that, and no one mentioned that when I looked at one a week or so back. Must be some one else?
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Old 23-Jul-2008, 08:54 AM
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Maybe I was just dreaming that.. lol.. still not bad for $3500!
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Old 23-Jul-2008, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Dexst View Post
ive been looking but some options, i really like the 250R ninja.....and every opinion ive found says its great for a beginer, so what do you think?
ive owned anything from a 2 stroke aprilia SR50 to a 06 Gixxer 1000.
I can honestly say the new 250R is a great bike. Its a hoot to drive in the city. On the hyway its decent. It can cruise at 130 no problem...


make sure you pre-order your 2009 model otherwise you won't be able to get ur hands on one

and they are right.. .the cbr125 is $3500 ish.
Personally I ride a lot on hyways, so I wouldn't reccomend it. but if you don't go on the hyway much its great in the city.

Honestly having all the power of a 600 Super is useless in the city. Even on the hyway I can honestly say i've only pinned it 3-4 times this year.
IF you want a SS look at the SV650.

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Old 23-Jul-2008, 10:47 AM
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i think an SS sv650 is wayyyyy to much for me. im still loving the ninja
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Old 23-Jul-2008, 01:25 PM
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there is also Suzuki GSXF 500 or KAWASAKI EX500R thus are other bikes u can choose from or if u want more sporty looking 250cc or 400 cc SS look at japanese grey bikes like NSR 250, CBR 250RR, CBR 400RR, VFR 400, FZR 250/400RR there avialable here in ontario shop around & choose the bike ur comfortable with its ur bike ur the one riding it. good luck hope to c u riding soon hurry up summer is almost gone
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Originally Posted by bango View Post
there is also Suzuki GSXF 500 or KAWASAKI EX500R thus are other bikes u can choose from or if u want more sporty looking 250cc or 400 cc SS look at japanese grey bikes like NSR 250, CBR 250RR, CBR 400RR, VFR 400, FZR 250/400RR there avialable here in ontario shop around & choose the bike ur comfortable with its ur bike ur the one riding it. good luck hope to c u riding soon hurry up summer is almost gone
if you get at of the japan imports make sure you're handy with a wrench and don't mind waiting weeks for parts to arrive

my friend has a cbr 250 and the bike has yet to see the road
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looks like its going to be the ZZR 250 ninja, does any one have an opinion about the CBR 125? i think its a tad to small.....250 seems just right
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the cbr 125 is not a highway bike
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Old 23-Jul-2008, 08:59 PM
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yeah, thats the one major thing ive been looking at, is there any difference between a honda and a kawasaki when it comes to reliability?
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its going to be the ninja, im sure
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Old 25-Jul-2008, 10:09 AM
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yeah, thats the one major thing ive been looking at, is there any difference between a honda and a kawasaki when it comes to reliability?
I'm a diehard honda girl so ....


Personally I think that Honda builds a better machine - they take a lot of neglect and abuse and just keep hummin.

I've got almost 85000 kms on my bike and have never had any engine work done to it - and I've done road trips, track days, 1/4 racing ..etc.
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Old 25-Jul-2008, 11:41 AM
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well i ran the numbers with the insurance, a 250 ninja would be roughly the same about a car would be in a year, and the CBR125 is only a couple hundread more than what im paying now (1500 for the vespa and 1780 for the CBR)

also, with the cbr i get a 3 year warr. with 24 hour roadside asst. and it comes with all the leathers (jacket, pants, boots and gloves) which is wicked.

and the cbr can pull 95mph(135kmh) pinned....... so i will be able to take it on the gardener. woot!


anyone have an thing to say? by the way, thanks for everyones advice
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Old 11-Aug-2008, 02:10 PM
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go for the 250r ninja next season!! i already put a down payment for mine, so you should too if you are gonna get it, they sell out like mad
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