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Called my dealership yesterday to see if they had any word on the 09's. They said it would probably be a few more weeks before they arrived. I told them I had a deposit down and wanted to know "roughly" about where I was in the order to recieve a bike. The guy on the phone disappeared for about 3 min and then came back, stating he didn't know....but that they had sold about 50 08 250r's since January. Oh well, I thought, a few more weeks is not gonna hurt.

In my dismay (and out of sheer boredom) I decided to head down to the dealership today to try on helmets so I can order one online......and sure enough, there is an 09 parked right outside in blue with a "Sold" sign on it. At this point I am a little irritated since I was just told by the guy on the phone a few days prior that it would be a few weeks before they were getting them in (I put a deposit down for a blue one about a month ago). Apparently, not for the girl (looking all of 16 yrs. old) sitting on it while I think her dad was inside paying. Now, don't get me wrong, I believe that if you have a deposit first, than you should recieve a bike first, but this whole situation was just getting on my nerves. Was it the fact that she was getting a bike first? No. Was it the fact that she looked like a high school girl that just got picked up from "P.E."? No.

"Ark, tell us what it is! We are on the edge of our seats!"

It was the fact that while she was sitting on it outside.....the sales guy was showing her where the throttle was, where the brakes were, what the gauges do,.....and yes............how to turn it on. "Maybe it was her dad's bike?" I thought that at first, and No.

So there you have it folks....some of you are waiting for 09's while girls that appear to be 16 yrs old who can't turn them on are driving around.

Now, you will all have to excuse me, I am going to go write an essay on motorcycle insurance. :D
 
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hahaha aww man i know your felling can call me a sell out or whatever but hey i could not wait any longer and i steped up to a bigger bike (R6S) hahaha and now im riding and not waiting on stupid kawi giving me the run around well not kawi the kawi dealers! f*** them!
 

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Wow man.. that fucking sucks.

Know what, My dealer did the same thing to me bro, I said alright, write me a cheque, He saw I was pissed and instantly RAN to his office to write me the cheque for my deposit back.
Yesterday I got a call from his receptionist "Hello Mr.Ratcliffe we can currently sell you the bike we were going to sell you for 1000 less because there's a sale on"
He reckoned he had 5 lined up for sale and was struggling to get bikes in, Yet got his female receptionist to call me back of all people to try sell one.
I've been tempted to go in there and see him personally about it, But it won't be to buy it haha. But yeah, Haven't done yet.
 

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dude, that has got to b one of the most heartbreaking stories i have ever heard! i feel your pain. r6s is right just do what he has done and i am gonna do and get a bigger bike rather than wait. u can get a used 500r cheaper than a new 250 anyways. and if u feel inclined u can go as big as he did. nice story ratty. what were they trying to sell it to u originally for anyway? also, r u still gonna try and get it?
 
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i dont even think from 500 too 600 is that big of a leap can get a 1000 if you want just respect what you got and it will ride like a 250, you may not want to though! haha
 

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really its double? i didnt know that i thought they where prety close... damn
It really depends on the bike. The 650r for instance is a Parallel Twin, while the ZX-6R has an Inline-4. The ZX-6R is a LOT more powerful despite having a lower displacement. Do not let the numbers fool you. There is a reason the 250r, 500r, and to some people, the 650r make good "beginner" bikes, while something like one of the 600's is considered potentially very dangerous for a beginner. The 650r has about 70 bhp while the ZX-6R has about 115 bhp if I remember correctly. Ninja250 is correct. A 500r may only have a 100cc displacement difference, however, the difference in power is tremendous.

Ninja 500r: 52 bhp
Ninja ZX-6R 115 bhp

100cc difference in displacement, but a difference of 63 bhp. Did I mention the ZX-6R is also lighter? lol

With regards to 600cc sportbikes vs 1000cc sportbikes, I think the best analogy was one I read on another forum and compared the ZX-6R to the ZX-10R, and it went like this:

The ZX-6R can kill you. The ZX-10R wants to kill you.
 

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Zx10R is crazy.

And ninja250rlover, Originally they wanted to sell me one for 7100, now they dropped the price to 6100 for some sale or some shit. And nawe, I'm still waiting for my old man to see If the bank will give me a loan for a ZX6R. :p GPX250 and the ZX6R are both illegal, So I may aswell go the ZX6R :p
If i can't get the loan for that.. I'm not really sure what I'll do tbh haha.
 

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ugh I just got word back on that actually, Facing a bit of a dilemma, The bank is willing to give me the loan but notified me that because I'd be riding a bike legally too big for me any insurance I go under will be void, So I'd be up for paying for repairs on the ZX and the car that hits me :p

I wasn't too phased as far as breaking the law and getting a slap on the wrist there went, But dunno If I've got the balls to ride it uninsured :/
 

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Haha I reckon.. Crazy fuckers. Well way they saw it I'm guessing is because my Dads assets would be security, if his two-bit son kills himself on a supersport its no skin off their nose, money in the bank to them. :p
I'm still kinda wtf'd that i wouldn't be covered by any sort of insurance, kinda makes sense i guess but I didn't foresee that being what'd stop me haha.
 
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any bank here will let you get a bike here unisured only credit unions dont i got my bike and after a week i got insurance they dont care banks knows you still got to pay but you have to have insurnace thought its the law get pulled over and no insurance its like a 300 buck fine...sucky
 

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Hahaha. I think it's safe to say she skipped an MSF course. Or anything motorcycle related. Idk. Psh.

I agree. If you put a deposit down on something that's first dibs at it unless someone outbids you. When it came down to it though...looks like gender was the deciding factor...And possibly the dad's ovesized wallet full with bens :p
 

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Hey felix, The dealer you got your 08 in black got any 08's in black left? let me know, If so I'm buying one.

Apparently the GPX250's ARE legal.. So I'm going to buy on 08 or an 09 and keep it for something over a year.
 
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