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Old 02-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #1576
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Yeah i can only wonder why the big manufacturers dont offer naked 250 sporty bikes, naked ninja 250 or naked cbr 250, why would i want full fairing in a 250? it only adds weight and wind protection isnt nothing you could get with just a windscreen.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #1577
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Yeah i can only wonder why the big manufacturers dont offer naked 250 sporty bikes, naked ninja 250 or naked cbr 250, why would i want full fairing in a 250?
Well, Honda still sell their VTR250, though not in your market perhaps. These days it is updated with EFI, of course, but basically it's still the same VTR they've been selling for the last however-many years:


... and I think they also still come with only 5 speed gearbox. I never understood why they couldn't add the 6th overdrive to make it beter suited for cruising at steady open road speeds - something that CBR250R thankfully has.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:46 PM   #1578
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Yeah i can only wonder why the big manufacturers dont offer naked 250 sporty bikes, naked ninja 250 or naked cbr 250, why would i want full fairing in a 250? it only adds weight and wind protection isnt nothing you could get with just a windscreen.


Check out the Hyosung GT250 and GT250R. Naked and full sports fairing respectively. Both are good looking and have that air cooled v-twin engine. Newer ones have fuel injection. You can buy naked leftover GT250s for about $3200.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:20 AM   #1579
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That vtr surely looks nice, yeah i should rephrase and say that there are not enough naked 250 bikes in my country. There are some good naked singles but i would really like a twin or v twin specially for touring, we dont get the vtr and we of course do get the faired version of the hyosung 250 but not the naked one because everyone here wants a small bike that looks like a big bike
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:15 AM   #1580
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Definitely a fun bike for experienced riders alike...

A few pics for you... It's much faster without the 250 designation.





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Old 02-24-2012, 09:47 PM   #1581
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Definitely a fun bike for experienced riders alike...
A few pics for you... It's much faster without the 250 designation.
What's your opinion of the Corbin?

I've bought an CBR250RA (ABS) last August for bombing around town and short day trips, saving my FJR for the long haul stuff. I love this little bike! I've been keeping track of the mileage on it with a best tank of 102mpg(Imp). Usually I'm in the mid to high 80's with it though.

That is, if I can manage to keep from ringing the little bastards neck all the time

Anyway, back to the seat. My longest day in the saddle was a 600km day last fall. That was a bit painful by the time I got home. I was missing the Russell on my FJR!
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #1582
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To me, it's a night and day difference over the OEM though I have not been on it more than a couple of hours yet due to cold weather. It does not push you into the tank as much and just feels much better IMO.

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What's your opinion of the Corbin?

I've bought an CBR250RA (ABS) last August for bombing around town and short day trips, saving my FJR for the long haul stuff. I love this little bike! I've been keeping track of the mileage on it with a best tank of 102mpg(Imp). Usually I'm in the mid to high 80's with it though.

That is, if I can manage to keep from ringing the little bastards neck all the time

Anyway, back to the seat. My longest day in the saddle was a 600km day last fall. That was a bit painful by the time I got home. I was missing the Russell on my FJR!
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:44 AM   #1583
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Supersized?

Hey all,

I weigh about 275 and am about 6 feet tall. I have owned many bikes, but currently I ride a TU250x. Its a nice bike, but I need more power. Thats got me looking at the CBR250r. I like smaller bikes, anyone of my supersized size ridden one and care to report on how acceleration, cruising speed, mpg and comfort are?
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #1584
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Hey all,

I weigh about 275 and am about 6 feet tall. I have owned many bikes, but currently I ride a TU250x. Its a nice bike, but I need more power. Thats got me looking at the CBR250r. I like smaller bikes, anyone of my supersized size ridden one and care to report on how acceleration, cruising speed, mpg and comfort are?
Most of the guys here are real thin,
Try asking your question here:http://www.cbr250.net/index.php
A guy over there enjoys riding with his wife, they are probably close to the max weight all together. Not sure, but from what he said, it sounded like they cruise along just fine at 65-70,

From all NJ-Bret says, his bike is a lot faster than mine I think you can cruise along just fine 65-70. Top speed for me is about 87, I'm 225-50 on the bike, with my stuff. You won't have any problem around town.

If you ride hard there are suspension mods for $$$. GL
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #1585
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Most of the guys here are real thin,
Try asking your question here:http://www.cbr250.net/index.php
A guy over there enjoys riding with his wife, they are probably close to the max weight all together. Not sure, but from what he said, it sounded like they cruise along just fine at 65-70,

From all NJ-Bret says, his bike is a lot faster than mine I think you can cruise along just fine 65-70. Top speed for me is about 87, I'm 225-50 on the bike, with my stuff. You won't have any problem around town.

If you ride hard there are suspension mods for $$$. GL
NJ-Bret has the same bike as me but his goes WAY faster somehow.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:53 AM   #1586
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Hey all,

I weigh about 275 and am about 6 feet tall. I have owned many bikes, but currently I ride a TU250x. Its a nice bike, but I need more power. Thats got me looking at the CBR250r. I like smaller bikes, anyone of my supersized size ridden one and care to report on how acceleration, cruising speed, mpg and comfort are?
Are you going to sell the TU?
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:30 AM   #1587
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Most likely, yep. I will send you a PM.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:26 PM   #1588
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NJ-Bret has the same bike as me but his goes WAY faster somehow.
I thought of you today, I was running along at 71mph. I thought this thing is humming along, looked down and realized I was in fifth, went up to sixth and she had plenty left over

You won't have any problem cruising at 70.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:33 PM   #1589
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #1590
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Even in the windy weather we had in Ohio today; I was able to keep the bike at 65 without tucking heading dead into the wind. I tucked some though because my ride was 80 miles right into it. The bike is big person proof at least up to 250ish lbs. Highway isn't my preference, but that has little to do with the bike.

I like this bike as a long distance commuter for the mpg's, so I'll probably keep it forever. It's my first bike, so naturally I want another already. Maybe a vfr will be added in a few yrs. or months....
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