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Old 03-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #976
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But I'd be hard pressed to say you could find a better bike in its class.
Blue, I've owned a 94 Ninjette, and now a CBR250R. The Ninjette is a great bike, but for me, the CBR just does everything better and gets better mileage doing it. The class has a new king!

Seriously though, the deal breaker for me with the Ninjette was the seat, buttockal comfort is all but non-existant and the seat to peg distance gives you no relief at all. Any ride more than 45 minutes on the Ninjette and I was looking for a hospital.

I still recommend the Ninjette to first time riders. It's cheap and plentiful and an all around great bike. But to purchase a new bike in the class. CBR hands down.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #977
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I wouldn't have much fun on the ninjette...at least not after 20 minutes. I used to own the ex500 and even at 5'11" found the bike to be too small and uncomfortable.
I've read on the ninja250.org forums that the ex500 actually has tighter ergos than the ex250. Doubt it's a huge difference but there is a difference.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #978
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We just brought home a 2008 Ninja 250 on Saturday, like new with 1200 miles. I've been having a ball on it as has Mrs Shady. I'm 6' tall and while the bike's a bit small, is still pretty comfortable. It has bar risers which help. Val fits perfectly on it and has no problem running the tach right up where it belongs.

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #979
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Blue, I've owned a 94 Ninjette, and now a CBR250R. The Ninjette is a great bike, but for me, the CBR just does everything better and gets better mileage doing it. The class has a new king!
The CBRs really are nice looking, I'll give them that! I've never ridden one but I sat on one at the bike show and the ergos aren't as good for me as the Ninjette. That said, I'm a hobbit and need the weirdest ergos ever, so that's not necessarily a selling point for anyone else!

I do wish the Ninjettes came with the FI option of the CBR.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:20 PM   #980
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I've read on the ninja250.org forums that the ex500 actually has tighter ergos than the ex250. Doubt it's a huge difference but there is a difference.
I have both the 250 and 500. The seat to handlebar relationship feels the same to me but the 500 feels like the footpegs are quite a bit further forward and up some from the 250. For me even at 6'0" the 250 is the more comfortable of the two.

Put a set of rearsets on the 500 and they would be identical I would think.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:01 AM   #981
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I'm thinking I read somewhere that somebody makes foot peg extensions that lower them to give more leg room and different riding positions as well.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #982
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We just brought home a 2008 Ninja 250 on Saturday, like new with 1200 miles. I've been having a ball on it as has Mrs Shady. I'm 6' tall and while the bike's a bit small, is still pretty comfortable. It has bar risers which help. Val fits perfectly on it and has no problem running the tach right up where it belongs.

looks good, exactly like mine. I got a 2008 in red too, beautiful bike. Buying used is the key i think. Specially with only 1200 miles!

I hope you make it to the east coast for the 250 rally at little switzerland
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:14 AM   #983
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:11 AM   #984
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looks good, exactly like mine. I got a 2008 in red too, beautiful bike. Buying used is the key i think. Specially with only 1200 miles!

I hope you make it to the east coast for the 250 rally at little switzerland
Where is this rally you speak of?
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #985
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:38 PM   #986
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Frame sliders

Do the frame sliders really work to help save the Tupperware all that much if and when the bike tops over or in a slide?
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #987
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Does anybody regularly do track days with Ninja 250? I hear racers talking about how much fun they have racing E Superstock with other 250's but they are all going close to the same speeds.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #988
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Do the frame sliders really work to help save the Tupperware all that much if and when the bike tops over or in a slide?
Depends on how you go down. On a lowside such as this, it can mean the difference between a few scratches on your fairings and completely cracked fairings.

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:56 AM   #989
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Expectant tire milage

I know this is a dumb question second only to oil threads. And because I am lazy and do not want to read all the previous threads on the 250r. But here goes.

What are the tire options for the first gen.? And what is a reasonable expectancy of both the front and read. With a pretty non aggressive older rider like me? About 15% street. And 85% freeway speeds.

My reasoning is I am toying with the idea of Phoenix to Philly. Some East coast touring with a return trip through Nawlens LA. and back through Texas this summer. I will be in rain some of the time I am sure. Plus I don't want to have to stop and buy tires every 3 k. Although I ride fast on the inter states when and where I can.

Thanks Bill And please no tire wars if we can avoid it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:37 AM   #990
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