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Old April 3rd, 2021, 10:38 AM   #1
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Well, here it is, my Ninja 250R. Have owned it since new for the last twelve years! Wonder if anyone can beat that... or the mileage... 38,343 miles!!?? All still stock parts apart from consumables and the odd bracket that dropped off! Loved this little bike, was perfect for my daily commute to work. Still running perfectly, but itís time for a change, some might say long overdue...
So Iím bidding a fond farewell, to it, as well as all you lovely Ninja 250 people on the 250 forum who have helped me along the way, itís been appreciated 😁
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Old April 4th, 2021, 06:38 AM   #2
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Well I have owned my 250 since I bought it New in 2005 so I have you beat time wise. Mileage is ONLY 30K so you have me beat there.
Just because you are getting rid of the bike doesn’t mean you have to leave us. You are always welcome to stop by anytime you like.
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Old April 4th, 2021, 11:46 AM   #3
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Well I have owned my 250 since I bought it New in 2005 so I have you beat time wise. Mileage is ONLY 30K so you have me beat there.
Just because you are getting rid of the bike doesnít mean you have to leave us. You are always welcome to stop by anytime you like.
Only another 8344 miles to go!
Chopping it in for another Ninja, albeit slightly bigger, so will still be pestering for answers over the coming months/years no doubt.
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Old April 4th, 2021, 05:34 PM   #4
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@NevadaWolf bets us all..2012 Ninja 250, 102k+ miles -- 2014 CB500X, 32k+ miles
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Old April 5th, 2021, 03:22 PM   #5
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Totally understand, it's always good to try something new and mix it up. One thing I noticed when getting a different bike is that the N250 is in a class of its own. The new bike will always have more power but heavier. However, I did try the N400 and that bike felt similar in weight or maybe lighter but the power delivery and fit is just ahead of the 250. If my bike sells I'm getting that 400.

If you could swing both try keeping the 250 when you get a new bike, that way you get a feel for the pros vs cons of having a bigger bike. Who knows you might prefer the lighter bike.

At one point I had 4 bikes at a time but I ended up selling the GSXR750, 600RR, and R1 because of my 1.5-2hr commute in traffic. The bigger bikes were monsters in terms of power, but the Ninja 250 was the best in that situation and the other bikes ended up collecting dust.

Post your new bike here whenever you get it. I'm curious if it will be a 400/650/636 since you mentioned a bigger Ninja.
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Wow 102K is very impressive!
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Old April 6th, 2021, 08:07 AM   #7
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102k is outstanding!!!

@BoBO, getting the 400 as just fancied a change really, not far off the weight of the 250, and tbh Iíve got an old CBR600 so just narrowing the gap slightly 😀
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102k is outstanding!!!

@BoBO, getting the 400 as just fancied a change really, not far off the weight of the 250, and tbh Iíve got an old CBR600 so just narrowing the gap slightly 😀
I don't know if you're made the deal on the Ninja yet, but you might want to test ride a Yamaha MT-07. It's only 40 lbs more, and doesn't really feel any heavier than my Ninja 250.
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Old April 6th, 2021, 09:17 AM   #9
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I don't know if you're made the deal on the Ninja yet, but you might want to test ride a Yamaha MT-07. It's only 40 lbs more, and doesn't really feel any heavier than my Ninja 250.
Already ordered the 400, pretty sure itíll do me for what I need 😀
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Already ordered the 400, pretty sure itíll do me for what I need 😀
I'm sure it will! My daughter rode a friend's 300 after being used to a 250, and said that was a very nice improvement, so I can imagine what a 400 will do.
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102k is outstanding!!!

@BoBO, getting the 400 as just fancied a change really, not far off the weight of the 250, and tbh Iíve got an old CBR600 so just narrowing the gap slightly 😀
Nice, I like old sport bikes. I rented a 400 not too long ago and it was just a blast to ride. I was easily getting over 150 miles in range maybe more something my old 900rr can't do. I did a coastal group ride with the 400, Socal to Santa Barbara and back fun times.
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I was easily getting over 150 miles in range maybe more something my old 900rr can't do.
Wow, my Ninja 250 regularly goes 250 miles without hitting reserve. My MT-07 will go 170-180 before reserve, but its tank holds only 3.7 gallons on a good day.
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Wow, my Ninja 250 regularly goes 250 miles without hitting reserve. My MT-07 will go 170-180 before reserve, but its tank holds only 3.7 gallons on a good day.
That's pretty good, I would get similar range when my bike was stock. If I ride 65-70mph I could get about 180 miles on my 250cc but I have stage 2 jets and exhaust, stop and go it will be less. On the other hand, if I ride cool on my 900RR I can get 103-107 miles before reserve. If I'm cutting loose having fun I'll get about 60-70 before reserve. The 900Rr is geared down, with K&N air filter, mild headwork, jetted, and full exhaust. The average range is about 150 miles on a bone stock 900RR.

The 400 I rented was a previous track bike so I don't know what was done to it but just by looking it was definitely geared down.
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Old April 10th, 2021, 03:48 AM   #14
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Out with the old and in with the new... well, new to me at least! 😀
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Congrats bro!Excellent choice on the paint scheme that bike looks good.
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Cheers. Was a toss up between this or a standard newer model, but prefer the livery on this... Iím not really a fan of the honeycomb! Plus performance model was a bonus 😀
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