Posted By: FriendyAnil
Kawasaki ninja 250 good bike for a first time ride - 03/30/10 01:52 PM
I have a offer to trade my toyota pickup to trade for a 2006 and up ninja 250 I dont know the exact year
I have never drove any kind of bike besides a 70cc dirtbike with a automatic clutch I can drive a 5 speed car just fine all my cars have been standards but i never riden a bike with a clutch honestly im a little scared of street bikes because of how dangerous i hear they can be and i dont want something that is going to get away from me so i need opinions please
Posted By: justinhussey91
Re: Kawasaki ninja 250 good bike for a first time ride - 04/01/10 06:55 AM
The Kawasaki Ninja 250R (previous generations had market-specific names) is a sport motorcycle originally introduced by Kawasaki Motors in 1983. As the marque's entry-level sportbike, it has proven to be a top seller, continuously experiencing double-digit sales growth. It is a popular machine with novices and experienced riders alike, renowned for its light handling, good fuel economy, and comfortable riding posture. The motorcycle has undergone few changes throughout its quarter-century lifetime, having received only two substantial redesigns.
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Posted By: FrankJBN
Re: Kawasaki ninja 250 good bike for a first time ride - 07/28/10 03:50 PM
Some of a machine's suitability for a rider depends on the rider's physical size.
The 250 is a small machine; it makes good power, but it is small. To give an idea, 3 of the last 4 250 cc Grand Prix champions have been shorter than 5' 6" and weighed less than 125 pounds.
If it turns out you enjoy riding, you may soon be unhappy with it.
I recommend 500 cc machines as a size which a person may choose to move up from, but will never have to move up from.
They are bigger than any 250s but not so big that they are daunting to smaller statured riders.
Any motorcycle can get away from a rider, especially an inexperienced rider. Higher powered machines will get away easier and usually with worse results, but even a 250 has enough power to get away.