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Welcome to the site Murph! Make sure you post up some pics when you can!

Cons? There are none!!
 

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Hey Murp, welcome to NN! Great choice on the bike, congratulations!

Cons? Sure, the worst thing about the Ninja 250r is that you're very quickly going to find out how many dopes there are out there who have NO idea how AWSOME the 250r really is!!!
 

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Lol Kool guys thx I heard that the brakes arent good I sat on it an fit perfect I'm 5-9. 176lbs
At 5'9"... your at the top of what I'd say would be comfortable on the bike. But the brakes are excellent... handling too!

They are reasonable to insure, mod and maintain... what else do you need? :thumb:
 

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Welcome to the site Murph! I think you made an excellent choice for a bike. The little 250 isn't a speed demon but can out handle larger bikes in the twisties being so small and flickable. Every time I ride mine I seem to push it more and more and I know it can be pushed farther than that as my skills progress.
The only con for me is the ergonomics. I tend to put a lot of weight on my wrists when riding and my hands tend to fall asleep after about a half hour of riding. This could just be me and the way I ride. If I get off my butt and work on getting rid of my beer gut with some ab exercises it would probably help with that. Or take the easy way and buy bar risers.
But I digress... No matter what you'll get you will find flaws with it in someway, shape or form. That's why there are mods to help you deal with them. Plus you've come to the coolest place to find ideas and knowledge about your new bike. Good luck and rubber down.
 

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Oh yeah sorry I meant to say something bout that. Mine I thought was a little on the high side compared to my 1994 Honda Shadow VT600 cruiser. Full coverage on that was $315 a year. If I hade went full coverage on my ninja it was a little over a $1000 for a year (ouch). That's way more money than my budget allows me as I still pay insurance on 2 bikes, car and mobile home and I live by myself. I went with comprehensive insurance and it put me $550 for the year. If I was going to use the bike as a daily driver or lived in a city where you have more interaction with heavy traffic I would have sprung for the insurance.
There are many factors that they (insurance companies) are going to use to factor into your insurance quote. I know in my state there is a big discount if you took the MSF Safety course.
Shop around and try to find the best deal you can get. I didn't because I have all my insurance through one company and very familiar with the agent (me and her dated each other and still good friends). So I know I wouldn't get a deal anywhere else.
 

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Lol Kool I'm going to shop around one of my homies got a 600 hundred n he only pays 100 n sum change a year but it's not full coverage I plan on driving my bike a lot but I stay n a small town n da only high way riding I'm gonna do is when I go to and from college which is a 63 mile ride
 

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Bulletproof250r said:
Welcome to the site Murph! I think you made an excellent choice for a bike. The little 250 isn't a speed demon but can out handle larger bikes in the twisties being so small and flickable. Every time I ride mine I seem to push it more and more and I know it can be pushed farther than that as my skills progress.
The only con for me is the ergonomics. I tend to put a lot of weight on my wrists when riding and my hands tend to fall asleep after about a half hour of riding. This could just be me and the way I ride. If I get off my butt and work on getting rid of my beer gut with some ab exercises it would probably help with that. Or take the easy way and buy bar risers.
But I digress... No matter what you'll get you will find flaws with it in someway, shape or form. That's why there are mods to help you deal with them. Plus you've come to the coolest place to find ideas and knowledge about your new bike. Good luck and rubber down.
Have you thought of some bar raisers ,you might also find your clip ons may have some adjustment in them ?
 

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Lol Kool I'm going to shop around one of my homies got a 600 hundred n he only pays 100 n sum change a year but it's not full coverage I plan on driving my bike a lot but I stay n a small town n da only high way riding I'm gonna do is when I go to and from college which is a 63 mile ride
wut?

Anyway.. Brakes? For a 250 introduction bike at the price it is, I still think the ninja is the best NEW learners bike on the market today. Can't recall it giving me anything to worry about.
 
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