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Old 02-02-2011, 06:49 PM   #781
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:31 PM   #782
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #783
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:56 PM   #784
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any update on when this will be at american dealers?
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:58 PM   #785
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any update on when this will be at american dealers?
Probably in March
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:01 PM   #786
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any update on when this will be at american dealers?

I asked R&S Honda here in ABQ that question last month. I was told early March as well.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:58 AM   #787
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March sounds about right. Looking forward to a rip on this bike.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:25 AM   #788
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How often does Joe Average do any work on his car any more? Changing the oil in my car is stupid easy, but do I bother? No, I get it done along with some other regularly scheduled maintenance from my friendly local dealership. Thats how it is for most of us.

So, when Joe Average gets his first bike, he's probably not going to mess about with his maintenance. He'll do as he's always done, and take it to the shop and have them do the work his manual says needs to be done. In the case of the Ninja, that means a $300 job once every year or two (again, Joe Average isn't an Inmate, 6k in a year is a lot for many people). In the Honda's case, that means a $300 job once every three or four years.

That'll never be in the sales brochure, and the Kawi dealer certainly won't talk about it. But the Honda dealer might (should really, since it is a point for him). If I had a friend comparing the bikes, I'd point it out as something (s)he should consider.

Now, I'm not really complaining about the cost of the maintenance on the Ninjette. I just think the lowered maintenance cost is a nice feather in the Honda's cap.
I am a small bike rider. Last year, I purchased an EX250 for 1600$. I'd be damned if I was going to spend 300$ to have my valves adjusted. I did it myself. It took me all afternoon, but I did it and hopefully it will go a little smoother the next time.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:25 AM   #789
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I am a small bike rider. Last year, I purchased an EX250 for 1600$. I'd be damned if I was going to spend 300$ to have my valves adjusted. I did it myself. It took me all afternoon, but I did it and hopefully it will go a little smoother the next time.
It will definitely go faster next time. Although valve adjustments have started to lose their luster after 24,000 miles. Kind of a chore rather than a procedure that I get excited about.

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Old 02-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #790
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The long-awaited CBR250R vs, Ninja 250R comparison: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/9/9134...inja-250R.aspx

I, personally, take the Honda over the Kawasaki because of: 1) EFI 2) it sounds more fun to ride on surface streets.

But then I have other bikes. If I only have one bike, then Ninja it is.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:23 PM   #791
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The new Honda CBR 150 R, that is now fuel injected.
I LOVE that color scheme. For those of us in the USA, if we don't like red and black, we are generally screwed.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:42 PM   #792
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The long-awaited CBR250R vs, Ninja 250R comparison: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/9/9134...inja-250R.aspx

I, personally, take the Honda over the Kawasaki because of: 1) EFI 2) it sounds more fun to ride on surface streets.

But then I have other bikes. If I only have one bike, then Ninja it is.
That test shows the Kawi as a better bike in near every catagory exceptin MPG and low speed fueling. I'd venture a pair of $3 pilot jets and limiting the RPMs by 3k would even things up at the least. Nice job Honda, you built a bike a new rider can out grow even more quickly!

By the review of the BS linked system, it seems the "got to have it" ABS is less than desirable too.
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #793
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Obviously, based on many posts to this thread, the CBR-Ninja comparison is what the majority of riders here are interested in but for ME I am more interested in comparing the CBR to the Suzuki TU250 as both utilize FI singles and seem aimed at new or returning riders.

I don't think I've ever read a bad review of the TU and I like the looks of that bike. Certainly it lacks the power many ADV riders welcome but, again, for MY needs it seems quite sufficient. Still, the CBR apparently has a significant advantage in acceleration. While the Ninja bests the CBR in 0-60 time a test in Motorcycle Consumer News of the '09 TU250 reported a time of 12.49 seconds to reach 60: almost 4 seconds slower than the Honda. I'm not too interested in sustained cruising at 70+ but do like the better acceleration.

Somewhat surprising to me was that MCN reported a 60-0 stop took 134 feet for the disc/drum TU but this review has the disc/disc setup of the CBR taking 143 feet to come to a halt.

I'm certainly looking forward to more reviews but personally am leaning more to the CBR.

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Old 02-05-2011, 05:06 PM   #794
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The long-awaited CBR250R vs, Ninja 250R comparison: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/9/9134...inja-250R.aspx

I, personally, take the Honda over the Kawasaki because of: 1) EFI 2) it sounds more fun to ride on surface streets.

But then I have other bikes. If I only have one bike, then Ninja it is.

I'm a little disappointed by that review. Sounds like the CBR struggles quite a bit more to do freeway than the Ninja. I also don't like what they said about it not feeling planted or solid.

Still, the EFI sounds nice especially since I don't ride the Ninja 250 much this time of year so the carbs need to be drained every time I get it home. I get tired of doing that...

Now I REALLY have to get a test ride on one to see what I think.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:08 PM   #795
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From the article, sounds like the CBR could go up one on the countershaft sprocket...
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