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Hi, I just got my license and am planning to buy my first motorcycle.
I have narrowed it down to used ninja 250r and ninja 400r with only $1000 difference.
I am thinking since ninja 400r is heavier, it would be safer than ninja 250r.
Is this true?
 

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No. Weight adds some stability during windy conditions on the highway, but that's about the only good thing it does.

A smaller, more maneuverable, cycle is safer IMO. Braking distance (all things being equal) will be shorter with a lighter cycle. It's also easier to change direction and maneuver slowly.

Most of the time a 400 is just a 650 with a smaller engine. Same weight, less power.

Go for the 250 for your first cycle. Buy a decent used one. Pay cash. Take a riding course before hitting the streets. Buy full gear and use it all the time.


Jay
 

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+1 to what Jay said!
 
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