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Old 12-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Probably not a bad idea for your first 600 since they are so friendly. It doesn't really matter that much though.

The Suzuki in question though...

That most likely was a stunt bike like you are thinking. The chain guard is missing also so it probably had a giant sprocket on the back.

There is a good chance those are either aftermarket fairings, or the stock ones that have been patched up. The bike has definitely seen its fair share of crap. With the exception of the sliders everything done to that bike technically lowers the price tag of it, not to mention its obviously had the crap beat out of it.

Its an 8 year old bike now also. In like new condition its probably worth about what he is asking. If you just want it to tear around on for a couple of years before you get a newer, nicer bike, then I'de offer in like $2600 although you wont get that back. . If you are looking for a bike to keep for awhile, I wouldn't buy it.
I am looking for something to own for a while until I get my career started as a firefighter, maybe BS around and become an EMT until I get my career started. At that point I will buy a brand new bike, so around 2 years from now. The owner text me today offering 2,500 cash and it's mine, seems like he knows something about the bike even though he claims it wasn't a stunt bike (he only got it on trade so either he is lying or blowing smoke out of his ass). I told him my friends brother is a mechanic at a local ride now power sports and that I will talk to him and see if he will take it into his shop and dissect the bike for me. If I could get him to 2,200 and my friends brother could vouch for the bike I would buy it, seem like a smart idea?

As for holding onto the ninja 250, I want something for light track use as well as street use. the 250 is fine and fast enough but for what I want it just can't do on the track. Probably a dumb idea, but I feel ready to move up; I don't really ever want to go into the 1000cc market because that is too much power for me to ever reasonably want for what I will be doing with the bike.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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As for holding onto the ninja 250, I want something for light track use as well as street use. the 250 is fine and fast enough but for what I want it just can't do on the track. Probably a dumb idea, but I feel ready to move up; I don't really ever want to go into the 1000cc market because that is too much power for me to ever reasonably want for what I will be doing with the bike.
Says who? The 250R's fine for the track.

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Says who? The 250R's fine for the track.

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Depends.

The real satisfaction comes from riding whatever you're on as fast as you can make it go. The 250s great for that. A good, but not exceptional, rider can just about push it to its limits. Very satisfying.

If you're one of the riders who just likes to do track days and be at the front, it isn't. Get a faster bike, but accept that you'll never push it to its limits and you'll never be really satisfied.

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Depends.

The real satisfaction comes from riding whatever you're on as fast as you can make it go. The 250s great for that. A good, but not exceptional, rider can just about push it to its limits. Very satisfying.

If you're one of the riders who just likes to do track days and be at the front, it isn't. Get a faster bike, but accept that you'll never push it to its limits and you'll never be really satisfied.

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That's my whole point. You'll get to the point where you're giving it everything it's got.

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Depends.

The real satisfaction comes from riding whatever you're on as fast as you can make it go. The 250s great for that. A good, but not exceptional, rider can just about push it to its limits. Very satisfying.

If you're one of the riders who just likes to do track days and be at the front, it isn't. Get a faster bike, but accept that you'll never push it to its limits and you'll never be really satisfied.

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So presumptuous, gotta love it.

OP I would research to find what the most street friendly 600 is. Don't forget, you can bridge the gap w/older 600s like the CBR600F4 and the ZZR600. Still huge upgrades over your 250, still "sport bikes", but lower insurance and less likely to bite you in the ass.....
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
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So presumptuous, gotta love it.

OP I would research to find what the most street friendly 600 is. Don't forget, you can bridge the gap w/older 600s like the CBR600F4 and the ZZR600. Still huge upgrades over your 250, still "sport bikes", but lower insurance and less likely to bite you in the ass.....
j/w but how do you figure lower insurance?

my #'s are all based on crash statistics/commonality of the bike > year of bike. if i were to get insurance for any triumph it would be cheaper than any of the 4 japs. r6's and gsxrs costing a shit ton more than kawis and hondas
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the zzr600 is considered a sports touring bike so insurance is more reasonable...i had an 05 for a couple of years...the power and smoothness is good despite it being carbs...i highly recommend it...
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So presumptuous, gotta love it.

OP I would research to find what the most street friendly 600 is. Don't forget, you can bridge the gap w/older 600s like the CBR600F4 and the ZZR600. Still huge upgrades over your 250, still "sport bikes", but lower insurance and less likely to bite you in the ass.....
All the CBR600 F4i owners want 3,200 for their bikes which is over valued. Trust me that was my first choice in the 600CC class because it isn't as aggressive as most of the others but isn't really lagging behind in power. I don't really want another carbureted engine but I know the early 2000 r6's had them too.
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