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Hey all!!

I'm 26 and my car has been paid off for a while and for the past 2 years I've been looking at getting a bike. I was looking into the 250, cause I've read all over here it's a great beginners bike. I've been on the back of a bike but never the driver so I am nervous but I do love the feeling of riding. I would be of course doing the MSF course, I want to be as smart as possible.

Also curious about lowering a bike... I've read so pros and cons.. I'm about 5.4 athletic build but my legs are short and I just want to be sure I have full control. So what do you guys think?

Any other tips or advice.. I'm in the Vegas area also. Thank you!

Tori
 

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Welcome to KF, Tori. :Hello:

Definitely do the MSF course! :thumbup:

The 250r is a great bike for anyone, regardless of their experience level. Aside from being seriously economical (65 mpg!) they are ridiculously fun to ride! :D

And to answer your question, I'm 5'4" and have no problem getting both feet flat on the ground on my 250. No lowering required. :cool:
 

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You need to ask yourself what kind of riding you are going to be doing. If you are just going to be commuting, riding around town, and short trips. Then a 250 sport bike would be perfect, however if you think you might join a riding club that rides 150-200 miles at a clip then I would suggest looking at a 500cc to 600cc cruiser style. my daughter is 21 and I just bought her a 2008 Kawi Vulcan 500. I was going to go the route of the 250 then she told me when she feels really comfortable she will be riding longer distances. The best advice I can give you is whatever type of riding you are going to be doing start small, under 650 cruiser style or 250 sport, till you get really comfortable with how a motorcycle feels then graduate up to something larger. I started with a 1983 Suzuki GS650GL and now I have a 2010 Kawi ZG1400. I hope this helps.
 

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Yes, it would be short riding around town and commuting to work. Not for long road trips! Thanks for the tips, something I never thought too much about. :)
 

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Ninja 250 will be perfect for you.
@ 5' 4" short :) you won't need to lower the bike...IMO
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im also 5'4" 28" inseam measured from crotch to ankle
and i can half foot both feet on the 250 or flat foot one side no problem

should be easier for you since your crotch is flush, unlike us males ;)

have fun and try not to get roasted in that vegas heat
you->:violent:<-sun
 

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I'm 5'10", 210 lbs and I can bend my knees with both feet flat on a 250.....wait....not helping. :wink:

Welcome to the forum. :thumbup:
 

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Thanks guys for the welcome and the funny comments! haha I think i may use that "I have a flush crotch":D
LOL. You ain't seen nothin' yet, my dear. Kawiforums is full of characters.
 

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You need to ask yourself what kind of riding you are going to be doing. If you are just going to be commuting, riding around town, and short trips. Then a 250 sport bike would be perfect, however if you think you might join a riding club that rides 150-200 miles at a clip then I would suggest looking at a 500cc to 600cc cruiser style. my daughter is 21 and I just bought her a 2008 Kawi Vulcan 500. I was going to go the route of the 250 then she told me when she feels really comfortable she will be riding longer distances. The best advice I can give you is whatever type of riding you are going to be doing start small, under 650 cruiser style or 250 sport, till you get really comfortable with how a motorcycle feels then graduate up to something larger. I started with a 1983 Suzuki GS650GL and now I have a 2010 Kawi ZG1400. I hope this helps.
just so everyone knows. the 250 will do as long of trips as the rider can handle. YOU will be the limitation, not the bike.
 

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just so everyone knows. the 250 will do as long of trips as the rider can handle. YOU will be the limitation, not the bike.
Just everyone knows, a 10hp riding lawnmower will also do long trips. You just have to stop and fill it up very frequently.
 

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i think he meant ANY bike will do long trips, the rider is always the limitation :)

anybody else think its weird theres a honda ad in a kawi forum? haha
 
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