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Hey guys and dolls. Who on here has had people laugh at their bike? I have had several people comment on my bike, like "my wife has one just like it". I tell them it's all I need. I'm 5'7 150 lbs soaking wet. Been on a couple of mountain runs, no one has lost me yet. Just wondering if anyone else gets ragged on.
 

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I haven't either...I think they are just jealous!! LOL...If you don't have enough experience yet, you will. then you will be able to keep up with any rider in the twisties. Trust me I go riding with Busa's and Gixxer's, then we will see who will be laughing! I get the upmost respect from my fellow riders. That's another reason why I always think twice about getting a bigger bike. Although I LOVE the 09 ZX6R's..
 

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spooky, I've had lots of people laugh at my bike, or be really surprised when they find out it's a 250, and then make fun of it.... If we go riding later, and haven't ridden together yet, I usually just stay quiet, and remind them of their comments when the ride is over. They're usually not to enthused about that. It's one thing to be bested by a fellow rider, but on a bike less than half his bike, always embarrassing...

You could always pull the: "I don't have to compensate", smile and nod. Cause in the end there are three things that count in my book.
1.) That you're riding, I don't care what - well, scooters are stupid, but they'll pass with a GREAT rider...
2.) That at the end of the day, you shouldn't be riding your bike....
3.) It's not so much about getting the job done. Rather, it's more about, how shall I say this... Making her scream in ecstasy... The bike I mean. It's all about the red line and how close you can get to the limit without getting hurt, eh?

The 250 does #3 exceptionally well... Ask them how many times they've hopped off their bike with a hard on ready for a smoke... I bet most of them are just scared $hitless. The bigger the bike, the greater the amount of work for gratification on the open road. See, the thing is, I'm selfish. Extremely. I just don't want to share my bike with the officer's oggling eyes while he's writing me a note.. See. It's all about self control, and when it comes to riding, I have non. Just an extreme focus and desire to have a good time. On a big, wide open track, that might be a different story, but alas, we're not talking about the track right now, are we?
 

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Felix said:
Same here, I had ONE person pick it as a 250cc... I've had less people come up to me on the ZX6R :(

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i get loads of people come up to me and say how much of an awesome bike it is (and they ride brand new 09 bikes, 600's, etc etc) and also say that it is a proper bike and noone can tell me differently!.
 

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I agree with everyone here. Don't get me wrong I have had lots of good comments too. I have been riding most of my life and have owned larger bikes, but this little 250 is by far the most fun I have ever had. Some of the guys I have ridden with on the mountain runs had a new respect for my Ninja after. when the turns are tight, it don't matter about the size of your bike.
 

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Never had anyone out-right laugh at the bike.. I've been given shit by inexperienced female riders on cruisers, but by those who know, everyone always said that it was a sweet looking bike, fun to ride, and nothing bigger is really needed for the streets; all of which I agree with.

I personally feel more comfortable on my Gixxer, and I don't know why, but I'm able to handle situations more confidently than I could on my 250.

With that being said though, I have had way more people compliment my GSXR than the 250. That's not why I bought it, but it's nice. Plus, the girlfriend thinks it's sexy... And anything the girlfriend thinks is sexy helps!!

Be confident in what you ride man. IMO, you shouldn't be riding a 250 if you're out to impress other people. You shouldn't be riding a sport (or super sport) bike at all. The cruisers are the ones that always get the old girls wet. Everyone knows that.
 

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so true travisty XD i would love a GSXR, only 18 months to wait now...
 

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I think it confuses people who know a little bit about bikes when you get different signals.

Well of course guys think it's HOTT when a female rides a crouch rocket. lol... I've had several guys comment me and ask me if it's a 600.. I say no, but im only 5'3ish and 129 pds. so when i sat on a gsxr or r6, or my guys buell xb9s... it's damn huge.

so yeah a 250 suits me just perfectly until i can get my knee scrappin on the cement then ill get a 600. lol I'm still workin on it, just no more crashes. haha
 

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i have yet to get my knee down... i can scrape my pegs just not get the knee on the floor yet
 

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spooky said:
Hey guys and dolls. Who on here has had people laugh at their bike?
Just wondering if anyone else gets ragged on.
They only laugh at mine!!!!

 

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your bringing it on yourself now arnt you zandit!
 

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haha ive yet to have anyone make fun of my 250 everyone one loves it theres tons of riders at my work that always give me compliments and there on gixxer 1000s and nuttin smaller than a 600 theres even a guy who rides a b king who went and bought one just like mine cuz he liked it so much ..... so all u out there that want to make fun of them eat shit we cant help it ur jealous
 

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metbandit1 said:
your bringing it on yourself now arnt you zandit!
Yep, self esteem is not in my vocabulary!!!!! :D
 

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spooph said:
I guess sarcasm isn't either, huh? :p
Huh??? whats that??? ;D
 
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