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Old 12-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #4516
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Anyone living near Toledo, Ohio, might take note; Honda East is selling the CBR250R for $3,749, plus tax.

http://www.hondaeasttoledo.com/showc...urce=searchbar

Honda East doesn't add any of the bogus shipping, handling, or prep charges to their motorcycles.

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:54 PM   #4517
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The review in the link below compares the Honda CBR250R favorably with the Kawaski Ninja 250R.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/03/04...mparison-test/
Thanks for the link. Fun reading.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:07 PM   #4518
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Thanks for the link. Fun reading.
You're welcome. I really like small displacement, single cylinder motorcycles. I would love to get one of the newer, Honda CBR250R bikes.

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Old 12-07-2011, 04:24 PM   #4519
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You're welcome. I really like small displacement, single cylinder motorcycles. I would love to get one of the newer, Honda CBR250R bikes.

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It sounds like fun, but I don't ride well enough to do any of the things they mention in the article. If I had one it'd be like an uncomfortable
Vespa that couldn't carry the groceries.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:42 PM   #4520
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It sounds like fun, but I don't ride well enough to do any of the things they mention in the article. If I had one it'd be like an uncomfortable
Vespa that couldn't carry the groceries.


I guess I subscribe to the minimalist mentality of this thread. I enjoy the simple maintenance, low purchase price, and low operating costs inherent in single cylinder, low displacement motorcycles. In addition, I think the Honda CBR250R would be a lot of fun to ride, whether touring, or on a local, twisty road.

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Old 12-07-2011, 05:56 PM   #4521
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I have enjoyed riding my Zongshen 200GY-2 for 42,000 miles across Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana.









My Zong has proven to be a very rugged, reliable, and capable, dual sport motorcycle. It is also very economical to operate and maintain. However, the Honda CBR250R seems capable of holding its own on limited access highways, and looks like it would be a very fun, yet economical sport/touring motorcycle.

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Old 12-07-2011, 06:23 PM   #4522
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Talk about getting your moneys worth!
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #4523
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So who will be the first to ride the TAT on a Chinese bike ?
Once they get out of the 200cc rut I think they'll become more
popular. Lots of people like them. Blimpman had one and it ran pretty well, tho he's
an engineer and pretty adept with a wrench.
fascinating.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:09 PM   #4524
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So who will be the first to ride the TAT on a Chinese bike ?
Once they get out of the 200cc rut I think they'll become more
popular. Lots of people like them. Blimpman had one and it ran pretty well, tho he's
an engineer and pretty adept with a wrench.
fascinating.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:29 PM   #4525
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Talk about getting your moneys worth!
Thank you, Rasthomas. I paid $950 for my new, in-the-crate, Zongshen 200GY-2 motorcycle. I got more than my money's worth out of this great little bike a long time ago!







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Old 12-08-2011, 04:23 AM   #4526
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That's awesome man I wish my bike only cost 950 lol...

Is it the same story with other bikes of the same miles or do others have reliability issues?
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:53 AM   #4527
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Once they get out of the 200cc rut I think they'll become more
popular.
True that! Let's see a 400 cc varient!
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:21 AM   #4528
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I found a link to a page to post photos of loaded and ready to ride machines. now I lost it forgot to mark it does anyone know the link to that site?
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:40 AM   #4529
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I found a link to a page to post photos of loaded and ready to ride machines. now I lost it forgot to mark it does anyone know the link to that site?


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=250917
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:39 PM   #4530
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Klay thanks for the help. now to get to posting a photo or two.
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