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Hey guys,

I used to ride fairly frequently back in college, but this was about 2 years ago and I had a 2008 250R that was awesome.
Vid I did back then showing the two brothers exhaust. It was really fun and love the look of the bike. Only thing was I did find it could have used a tad more power, but seeing as how I haven't been on the bike for so long now, I just want to ride for less $$ and instantly I thought to go back to the 250r.

I was wondering what you guys thought of this and whether or not I should look into a 600. My experience riding is somewhat limited say like 10 months of riding... That and now that I'm in California I gotta look into insurance among other things.

I have my heart set on the 250 but I'm definitely looking for some tips or advice. Also around these parts of Orange County, I'm not finding bikes for much less than 3600+. I was wondering if this was fair or should I take my time to wait out a great deal as I'm not time constrained or anything. I was hoping to get out with a bike + taxes etc for 4k. You guys think this is doable?

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Bennyboy
 

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personally, if i were you i would look into a 600. i just started riding about a month and a half ago and i wish i woulda got a 600. the 250 is a great bike, i love mine. its fun no matter where i take it, twistys, straights, or just town riding. but i wish it had more torque.

if i were you i would look into a CBR 600 f4i or even a zx6r
 

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Depending on your financial situation, I would get a 600 if you can work that into your budget. I would be too bored to ride a 250. The 600 has more than enough power for most street riders and you can maneuver quickly out of situations if needed. I just never had much fun on a 250 with all of the hills out my way as it was underpowered and just couldn't get up to speed quick enough for me.
 

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A 250 sucks i never been i one but i can tell u it sucks
 

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A 250 sucks i never been i one but i can tell u it sucks
This kid sucks. Ive never talked to him/her or met him/her but I can tell you that he/she sucks.


Id say check both out. Go ride a 250 and a 600 and go with whatever you feel more comfortable with. If you enjoyed the 250 that much get another one and put some money into it.
 

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personally, if i were you i would look into a 600. i just started riding about a month and a half ago and i wish i woulda got a 600. the 250 is a great bike, i love mine. its fun no matter where i take it, twistys, straights, or just town riding. but i wish it had more torque.

if i were you i would look into a CBR 600 f4i or even a zx6r
If all you want is more torque, why go straight to a 600? There are other 2 cylinder bikes that will improve on the 250's power without having to go to a 600cc bike which will cost a LOT more to insure.

Bennyboy, I'm going to agree with nebraskan here and suggest a 500R, 650R, or something like an SV650. Any of those would cure the one nit you had to pick with your 250 - the lack of torque. They will be economical to buy and maintain. The 500R is basically what you had in your 250R, but with more power and different styling. Great bike. The 650R is essentially your 250R in terms of aesthetics, but with much more HP and torque (and fuel injection).

I see no reason to jump from a 250 to a 600 if he loved the 250R and his only wish was that it had more power. 600s aren't about torque anyway, they're about horsepower. Like 4x more than a 250R. And I think that horsepower could get him in trouble if all he's ridden is a 250. Even if he's responsible and it doesn't, he'll be paying more in insurance and fuel costs.
 

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With 10 months - I'm guessing not a lot of miles? - and a 2 year lay off I'd avoid the 600s. For low cost you can't beat the 250 and you're comfortable with that so why not stay with it?

If you want a bit more torque without too much extra cost look at perhaps a Ninja 500 or similar bike from one of the other manufacturers.

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+1 for an sv650. I promise you that you will be more than happy on these bikes and the torque will keep you smiling for a long time.

Plus, the insurance is cheaper at least on the sv650 compared to a 600. I'm speaking from experience. How cheap you ask? Well, on my 250 I pay 40 bucks a month for full coverage. On the sv650 which is a much bigger bike, I was paying 35 a month for full coverage. I understand it may differ for everyone, but generally the name ninja carries with it certain stigmas, however the sv650 is seen as a standard, but if you google sv650sf you will see that it looks nowhere near like a standard and exactly like a super sport.
 

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hm... Really there are a few things I have to think about. I've been searching craigslist and cycle trader for 250s lately and am just waiting for a deal to get one since I'm really not in a rush to jump on one. I'm looking into other 600s and possibly this sv650. I believe I can handle the power. I'm not trying to stunt or anything of that nature, I'm just looking to ride and have this other mode of transportation to and from work/gym/etc.

After the initial wave of replies, I do remember a little bit of frustration with the high revving on the highway and in CA there are more freeways than in Seattle. I am really a bit confused and maybe I'll just look into either SV650 or the 250R and see if there's a deal for either bike. I do love how light weight the 250 was...

I need to be a bit more decisive. lol
 

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This kid sucks. Ive never talked to him/her or met him/her but I can tell you that he/she sucks.


Id say check both out. Go ride a 250 and a 600 and go with whatever you feel more comfortable with. If you enjoyed the 250 that much get another one and put some money into it.
Well said if i was him i will get my License first then go and try out every bike i can as a test drive and see how every one feels like then decide. the problem here some guys don't even know how or what is any bike like but still they ask which one to buy :confused:
 

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