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So, I'm crossed between the Kawasaki Ninja 250cc and the Kawasaki Ninja 300cc. If I were to get a 250, I would get a year model around 08-10. However, the 2013 Ninja 300 MSRP is around $4,500. So I would kind of be spending the same amount of money. Maybe a $1,000 more for a 300. The 300 I'm looking at is without ABS. Any help?
 

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So, I'm crossed between the Kawasaki Ninja 250cc and the Kawasaki Ninja 300cc. If I were to get a 250, I would get a year model around 08-10. However, the 2013 Ninja 300 MSRP is around $4,500. So I would kind of be spending the same amount of money. Maybe a $1,000 more for a 300. The 300 I'm looking at is without ABS. Any help?
An 08-10 250 ninja you could easily find with low miles for around the lower $3000 range before tax. The 300 ninja you are going to be looking at is around $4500 range before tax. The big decision for you is whether the extra 50cc is worth around $1000-$1500 more. You have to look at what type of traveling you will be doing as well. If you will be traveling on highways and interstates, you most likely will want the extra 50cc, as most will tell you. However, if you will be traveling around town, the 250cc will most likely will be enough. Either way, both are absolutely amazing machines and get amazing gas mileage. You will ultimately enjoy either one you end up choosing, it is a blast. Good luck on your decision, hope I helped a little!
 

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I would suggest the 250 as you wot want to keep it for long and will not loose loads of money on it. Plus you can find one with mods on it for next to no extra cost. You buy a new 300 your easily going to spend an extra 1000 on getting stuff done to it but in the end it's a low power machine and you'll loose so much value on it.

I'm in England and the 250 gives me 180miles before I get a petrol light come on and I do motorway riding at times (in high revs lots). I doubt the 300 would give you as much mileage.

If you think you'll keep your 300 for a long time then go for it, but remember when you sell it you will loose loads on its value
 

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I would suggest the 250 as you wot want to keep it for long and will not loose loads of money on it. Plus you can find one with mods on it for next to no extra cost. You buy a new 300 your easily going to spend an extra 1000 on getting stuff done to it but in the end it's a low power machine and you'll loose so much value on it.

I'm in England and the 250 gives me 180miles before I get a petrol light come on and I do motorway riding at times (in high revs lots). I doubt the 300 would give you as much mileage.

If you think you'll keep your 300 for a long time then go for it, but remember when you sell it you will loose loads on its value
dude the 300 is brand new. Ihave a ex250 and I love it but wish there was more low end torque. I would probably sell my 250 as much as i like it and pay the diff for the 300. a used 300 will be a long time coming and they will be sought after so I say NO to you, the 300 will retain its value at leat for a few years if not a whole decade from now or more. actually i want a cbr500 but its 6000 dollars
 

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The 300 is worth the money. It's not just 50cc's.... More here: Kawasaki Ninja EX300 at Rocky Mountain Kawasaki « The Dandooligan

holy shit... just looked at that page. i was not aware that there were 15 more ponies under the hood o_o...

you're making me regret getting my lil 250 a few months ago :nonono:

i want a 300 now :mad:



OH.... and a 300 will probably end up costing 500-1000 more than MSRP because of dealer fees and taxes and registration. They have to assemble the bike when they get it is my understanding... at least the steering column or something


.... fuel injection too... FML
 

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Imagine if they still made 500 instead of this 300. Honestly, I would suggest a 500 to anyone considering a 250, the 500 isn't overly powerful, but has the power in case you need it. You should be able to find a 2009 Ninja 500 at the very least. If I were given the option between the two [250 or 300] and money was not an issue (And overlooking the newer generation ninja design) I would go for a 300.
 

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Imagine if they still made 500 instead of this 300. Honestly, I would suggest a 500 to anyone considering a 250, the 500 isn't overly powerful, but has the power in case you need it. You should be able to find a 2009 Ninja 500 at the very least. If I were given the option between the two [250 or 300] and money was not an issue (And overlooking the newer generation ninja design) I would go for a 300.
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That is one hideous bike in my opinion. I guess I'll never own a new Ninja. Whoever decided to change the old style needs to be drawn and quartered.
Ya....Hear u there....LOL

I din't really like the looks of mine when i bought it, but it was what i wanted in the upright version...n...was what i could afford at the time

Mine was all red, but looks better now with more black...








 

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