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How long is a motorcycles life span? How many miles on a bike are too many? And is the 250r a 2 person seater? And sorry if some of te questions are stupid, I'm just wondering before I buy a new or used one. Thanks guys!
 

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Well there are a couple of guys here that are looking to get 100,000miles out of their bikes. The engine has been around for over 30 years, and is basically bullet proof.
If you love your bike, and look after it, there is no limit to how long it will last.
 

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138,000 miles!

Keep up with maintnance and it will last a LONG TIME. Consider this... Update: 138,000 miles - Ninja250Wiki

Sprockets, chain, tires, brake pads will all need to be replaced over time.

I would not consider it a long distance 2 person motorcycle, but little jaunts around town are fine. I have taken a pasanger on a 250 mile trip. It was ok on the interstate, but I was WOT on hills.

I want to keep my 250 as long as I can. If I ever have motor problems I'll probably just buy another motor and install it while I'm working on the other.
 

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I wouldn't worry about full coverage. The bike isn't worth enough to have it fully covered. The amount in premiums would buy a new bike.

Pay cash and have liability and comprehensive... Just in case of theft. Keep the 250 for as long as you can. It will get you through your expensive years of motorcycle insurance without paying an arm and a leg.
 

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Your main chunk of insurance cost will be in your first year. Once you reach the 1 year point, rates will drop like a bomb, at least, in terms of full coverage. Get some online quotes for a better feel of cost as there are many, many variables that decide your premium.

As for age and mileage, I have had my 2010 250 since 2/10 with almost 40k miles, and she performed magnificently on the 4k mile trip I just return from. She'll be going for at least another 10k, and if/when the engine dies, I'll buy a new engine (instead of new bike). I may buy a second, bigger bike, but I will never get rid of my Carla.
 

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UhhhJesus said:
That's good news! And how much would you say approximately would it be monthly for an 18 year old to fully cover a new bike?
I am 19. Got a quote on a 2009 250r with only 2000 miles and my quote was around $500-600 year ( around $40 a month). I am from PA and have a clean driving record.
 

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I'm 20 years old, have progressive. My yearly insurance was like 130/year if you pay at once. I did two payments of around 70-75..not to mention if you take the msf course you get a discount. I also live around philadelphia
 

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I own that bike with 138000 miles.
It is in perfect condition. I have restored it and am in the process of returning the original engine back in it after a complete rebuild.

The original owner is a very good friend of mine and gave me the bike, He know is riding a 2011 model and doing well.
 
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