Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
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It's great that the Ninja finally has some competition. I'm really enjoying all the comparo-tests. Testers are loving the Honda for some good reasons and I hope even more 250 sport bikes show up as a result. Clearly the Honda and the Ninja are very closely matched, both have their clear advantages and disadvanages over the other. But I think a side by side comparison makes the Ninja the winner. It's number one for me and thats not just brand loyalty talking.
The Ninja is the one you can keep. In group of bikes that are not speed demons, it is the speed demon. It revs to insanity and will run all day long on the highway. And if you want to do the ton, you'll need the Ninja because those others will sputter out short of the mark. The Ninja is the bike that you'll be happy to keep even after you are comfortable and believe you have learned to ride.
I did not trade my Ninja to "trade up" for a bigger bike, I wanted a different bike. And that's why I still miss the Ninja.
Always trust your cape.