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Hey guys I'm new to the scene looking for my first Ninja 300 anybody got advice for me, This'll be my first bike. I more of like the big gas tank so you Are leaning over when you ride , people keep telling me that that's not good. They say the 250s and 300 handlebars are higher so you won't have that lean when you're riding. Help any suggestions
 

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jkv45 said:
Buy a used 250 for your first bike, not a new (or even slightly used) 300.

That's my suggestion.

Jay
+1 on that. The 250s still retain value very well. You'll take less of hit than if you buy a new 300, or used for that matter since they are still so new.
 

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I agree I looked at a 300 for my first bike and found that the seating position didn't give me the lean I wanted. I'm 5'4 and 150 so I also found the 300 too tall for me. I currently have a 2009 ninja 250 and its so comfortable. My bf who has a cbr 600 says my 250 handles and turns better than his bike. Don't buy new you will go down. I didn't think I would but it happens when learning.
 

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Depending on the person a 600cc throttle might be too sensitive. Especially for me I originally bought my bfs cbr 600 for me but found it was far too much power for me to start with. If you need something with a bit more power go with a ninja 650. The twin makes more power and I'm pretty sure it has a similar ride to the 250r
 

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No smaller then 600cc for first bike trust me it will be to small to soon
You my friend, couldn't be more wrong!

Absolutely, positively, DO NOT buy any kind of Super Sport for your first bike! I know it has been done successfully, but it's a terrible idea IMO.

Best way to learn to ride is on the dirt. You can learn how to operate the controls without dealing with traffic and a large/heavy cycle. It also teaches you to control a cycle that is sliding or out of control, which can come in handy on the street.

When starting on the street you need to learn a lot, and a large/heavy/powerful cycle makes that more difficult.

I've been riding and racing cycles (and other things) since the 80s, and that's my (strong) opinion on the subject!


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I bought a 300...no regrets. I am 5' 10" and I lean on the gas tank all the time. The 300 is so much better than the 250...it is fuel injected number one and number two it doesn't look like a little bike, I can't tell you how many people think its a 600. Yes, I already want a bigger bike. But, the 300 goes up to 105 mph and will actually keep me out of trouble lol. Hope this helps :)
 

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I bought a 300...no regrets. I am 5' 10" and I lean on the gas tank all the time. The 300 is so much better than the 250...it is fuel injected number one and number two it doesn't look like a little bike, I can't tell you how many people think its a 600. Yes, I already want a bigger bike. But, the 300 goes up to 105 mph and will actually keep me out of trouble lol. Hope this helps :)
So now ur ready for a 1000.....:thumb:








 

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Excellent post. All angles n arguments covered.
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I bought a 250 as a beginner bike about seven months ago, and have already traded in to the 650 ninja.
From personal experience, the 250 was great to learn on but don't throw cash on a new 300 as you will probably outgrow it in under a years time.. and your sure to get equal performance from the 250.
You can learn on the versatile 650, but I am happy to have had the 250 as a newbie starter (yeah I'm still a newbie).
 
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