interesting new bikes!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by dlmarquez, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. dlmarquez

    dlmarquez dlm

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    79
    Location:
    Tacoma Washington
    so there are now a few new models that are interesting to me:
    Honda CB500X/F
    Honda CBR250R
    Kawasaki Ninja 300
    KTM Duke 390

    Gotta say if Kaw came out with a naked 300 version of the ninja 300 it would be spot on! same for the CBR250R in a naked version
    or better yet bring the VFR250 stateside!

    my sort of list of requirements is:
    250-500cc, one or two jugs (preferably one!)
    naked style preferred
    primarily street
    prefer a relatively long range and good mileage.
    I am not interested in full fairings and lots of fiberglass to replace when (not if) it gets dropped or bumped or whatever
    I an NOT a new rider. I have had several motorcycles stretching back to 1975 and ranging from 250cc to 850cc
    Actually I am waiting for Yamaha to reissue the SR500!
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  2. dlmarquez

    dlmarquez dlm

    Joined:
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    forgot to mention this bike. very nice looking but just a bit smaller than I would prefer. however I am keen to test both the TU and the CBR
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  3. BSUCardinalfan

    BSUCardinalfan Been here awhile

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    Atlanta OTP - North
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  4. BigCanoe

    BigCanoe Been here awhile

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    Located in Moncure, NC
    Make this a 300 or 350 and a 6 speed instead of a 5 speed and I would buy another one (sold my TU)
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  5. Flying Frisian

    Flying Frisian Born to Ride

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    Location:
    Oregon, Dual Sport Paradise
    Hey DLMARQUEZ,

    I've got a good as new 2012 CBR250R in the Portland area. Check out the link below:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=837968
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