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Hey, im new to the site and im loving it. Im almost completely new to bikes(but i read this forum) and i decided to get a 2002 zx-250r for a starting bike until im ready to handle the 6r <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>. Well i went to my local kawa dealer today and they said cheapest they can give it out the door is 3700, it seems a lot but im not experienced with bikes so should i go out there and buy it or look for a better deal?
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Hey DJ6

So your looking at a EX-250, a few of us here also have a 250.


Pretty sure a few others too!

depending on where you are you should be able to get on out the door for $3500

Motorcycle is 2999
tax is about 240
tags 100

Find out why is it so much get a list of all the charges and we'll tell you which ones are BS.

They don't make a lot of money off the 250's so they try and stick you with BS fees.

Why a 2002 and not a 2003? the 2003 are already on the showroom floor.

If you do decide to go with a 250 check out this site:

Good Luck
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Sole difference between 2002 and 2003 ninja 250, as far as I can tell, is paint color. 2003 offers blue-ish... looks good. By the way, the EX500R (2003 is a deep, rich blue, whereas the 2002 was intense, lovely, red) is a good pick. Gotta lotta power, once broken in so you can use all its range. First 800-1000 miles, you're pretty limited, and factory manual recommended shift points seem (based on the bikes response)to be silly. The bike feels as if it's "lugging" all the time. I don't know how they worked out those shift speeds, but they just don't "work". Once the bike is broken in- and DO use a lot of reasonably aggressive,pretty-wide-open throttle during break-in, to set the gears' mating faces) it'll take off 'slong as you juice the throttle. Otherwise traffic will become impatient with you!

"Abandon All Sloth, Ye Who Enter Here!"
hey dj6, did u ever think about buying used? Just because I started out last year on my 250 ninja and dropped it because of my lack of experience. Also, I'm currently selling my '01 green 250(3600miles) for $1500 obo. just thought i'd throw that in there;)

--- '03 zx6r
Yeah Silver 6R, I agree about the used. I bought a '99 Ninja 500 last year practically brand new for $3K. Awesome bike, just want a bit more.

Hey Dj6, have you thought about a 500 instead? You will grow out of the 250 REAL fast, probably too fast. I'm selling my 500 this Spring.

Have fun and be safe!

2002 Yellow 6R
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