Originally Posted by Wuwei
Yep, too bad it's not still available in the US.
I had a '88 VTR250 and a 250 Ninja at the same time a couple years ago. In some ways the VTR had a bit more soul than the Ninja. Seemed a bit sportier overall. To me, and by a seat-of-the-pants opinion only, the VTR250 seemed to have spunkier acceleration than the Ninja, even though the peak HP rating was a bit lower. I might have kept the VTR a bit longer, but since it was a 3 year only bike ('88-90 I think), I was concerned about decent replacement parts availability, compared to the Ninja. Then there was that funky front disc brake they had the first two years......