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Old 11-19-2011, 05:07 PM   #1531
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If that red white blue color scheme is coming over here for 2012, bye bye ninjette.
It is. They should be hitting US dealers in Feb. '12.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #1532
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Here she is fellas, I got to put about 200 miles on it this weekend and roughly 75 of them were with the wifey on back. I have to say I made an excellent choice, I love this bike! Wow the power is so smooth, fit and finish is excellent and the braking/handling is just awesome. Total weight of her and I is 260lbs and I wasn't afraid to pull out in to traffic and could easily cruise at high speeds, I am thoroughly enjoying this bike!
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #1533
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Here she is fellas, I got to put about 200 miles on it this weekend and roughly 75 of them were with the wifey on back. I have to say I made an excellent choice, I love this bike! Wow the power is so smooth, fit and finish is excellent and the braking/handling is just awesome. Total weight of her and I is 260lbs and I wasn't afraid to pull out in to traffic and could easily cruise at high speeds, I am thoroughly enjoying this bike!
I envy your locale.

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Old 11-22-2011, 10:06 AM   #1534
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The man who owns this bike, knows nookie, he loves nookie, he needs nookie!
Is that so wrong, am I right or left on that?
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:52 AM   #1535
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^Location location location.
The man who owns this bike, knows nookie, he loves nookie, he needs nookie!
Is that so wrong, am I right or left on that?

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Old 11-22-2011, 01:49 PM   #1536
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I have put close to 8000 miles of abuse on my TU without any problems.
I think the only problem I have heard about is a broken speedo cable from it freezing up in winter, thats it.

I suspect the TU is a bit more comfortable.
Both are great bikes, and it comes down to the style you like.
The TU looking old can sometimes get more attention then you want, what year is that, did you restore it, etc....

The cbr would get 'is that a 600?' type comments I suppose....

If you need to go faster then 70 up hill or into a head wind, the cbr is likely better as it has more power.
The TU has been up to 90 (80+ real mph) but it cant always do that.

The TU is easy to work on, and I took my motor all apart just to see how it was made (very well), and its easier then a lawn mower engine.

I would guess both bikes (being FI) have plenty of electrical power for heated gear.

The TU is stupid easy to ride, its got a lot of low and mid range power for a 250, yet power does not fall off if you take it to the rev limiter (over 10K).
That allows you to loaf along or ride like you were in a road race, speed shifting, hard engine braking, reving its guts out, whatever you like...
I hear the cbr is sort of like that, just with more power....





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I finally got the chance to see the CBR in person.

I'm a 68 year old "returning rider" and am somewhat torn between the Honda and the Suzuki TU250.

The ABS option appeals to me, although I would not consider its' absence to be a "deal breaker".

I was able to visit 2 dealerships (one in NJ and one in DE) and neither has, or expects, an ABS version anytime soon. One even questioned if Honda sent any ABS equipped 250's to the U.S.

Was wondering if this might be true or have some been able to obtain one?

Thank you,

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Old 11-22-2011, 04:48 PM   #1537
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Here she is fellas, I got to put about 200 miles on it this weekend and roughly 75 of them were with the wifey on back. I have to say I made an excellent choice, I love this bike! Wow the power is so smooth, fit and finish is excellent and the braking/handling is just awesome. Total weight of her and I is 260lbs and I wasn't afraid to pull out in to traffic and could easily cruise at high speeds, I am thoroughly enjoying this bike!
What a beauty!
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:42 PM   #1538
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Very good choice! Black is the best color.
I am thinking about adding the silver body panels from the red one. I think it's going to look really good.

On another forum I saw a guy asking if anyone with a black bike wanted to trade for the silver plastics with someone who had a red one. Then it would be black and silver and the other guy would have red and black.

I like the tri-color they are bringing for 2012, but I would rather have the light silver/dark silver or the white as a choice.

At this point I'd take a purple lime green with pink polka dots if the effin dealers around here would get one with ABS.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:27 PM   #1539
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At this point I'd take a purple lime green with pink polka dots if the effin dealers around here would get one with ABS.
I was just in Chico Honda Motorsports today and they had a red one with ABS on the showroom floor.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:03 PM   #1540
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Our local dealer, MR Motorcycle, has both colors on the floor. I was surprised they had any.
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:16 PM   #1541
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Some of the dealers in Arkanas are selling CBR250Rs at a discount.
I haven't seen any ABS models advertised with a discount.

http://www.hondaofrussellville.com/n...sc=Motorcycles

http://www.hondanlr.com/new_vehicle_...sc=Motorcycles

Calling them will get the best price.

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Old 11-25-2011, 11:20 PM   #1542
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I was just in Chico Honda Motorsports today and they had a red one with ABS on the showroom floor.
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I got a call from my dealership in Sac today. They expect it in a couple of days!

Thanks for the tip though. I will drive to Chico and pick it up if it is longer than a couple of days.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:50 PM   #1543
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thanks guys, I got 500 miles on the bike now and I think Im gonna go ahead and do the oil change and valve adjust this week
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #1544
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oh snap! the local dealer just offered me a TBR Black series pipe they have in stock for 360 bucks
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:59 PM   #1545
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Is there an easy solution to the ridiculous impediment to fueling up the CBR250? The bar inside the filler neck is a huge PITA!
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