Originally Posted by Wallachian Spikes
The appeal of a smaller/less powerful bike is it's handeling/flickability but, it must have "enough power" to not be dangerous on a highway. More power is always better (IMO) even if you're not obsessed with power. No one can accuse me of being obsessed with power, I ride a KLR & love it!
However, I would NOT be interested in a 125 Ninja no mater how well it handeled. The N300 may only do 105 MPH but if it has enough "punch" up to 105, I could see it being more fun than a ZX-14 in anything but a drag race.
I largely agree with you.
I had a 400 Ninja last year ( Canadian market bike ) .
More power, higher top speed but nowhere near the soul if the 250.
Funny how that works.