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Old 10-02-2012, 04:45 PM   #100
jon_l
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I had a mid 2000's Ninja 500 at the same time as my wife had a comparable Ninja 250.

I can't understand why so many people recommend the 250 as a great beginner bike. I found the lack of torque made it harder to ride in the city than the 500. By far less forgiving. The Ninja 500 is a much better beginner bike.

I loved the 250 on curvy country roads, with no stop lights. A hoot to rev to the moon.

I bet the 300 will be the best of both, with modern looks, and ABS. I'd love to ride one!
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