Hey guys I was considering ditching the land yacht and picking up a ninja 250 this summer, preferably new but used is alright. I plan on not having a vehicle for this next school year so wondering how feasible it was and also what a good change in gearing would be 15/41? Thanks so much guys any input would rock!
Staying in shape one pedal or step at a time.... mabye helping out the wallet also
a friend of mine just picked one up the other day and i must say its a fun little scooter! lol. i think if you get the 500-600 series you will still be able to attain pretty damn good gas mileage but with plenty of power to pass and have fun with.
I've heard good things about the Ninja 250's. A lot of riders start out on them, get good at riding and move on to bigger bikes - and then come back to the 250, because it was such a hoot to ride. They're fairly easy to upgrade the handling on, too, and at 70mpg, you'll save yourself a lot of gas. Plus having only 250cc's keeps the insurance guys a lot happier.
'67 Mustang - out of commission after an accident
'00 Echo - DD
'11 Kia Rio - Wife's DD
'09 Harley Nightster - 48mpg and 1/4 miles in the 12's
Because of their high resale value, low retail price, and how common it is that people abuse sporty motorcycles, I would be tempted to buy a Ninja new if you can afford it, unless you find a cheap one that was adult owned.
I've ridden motorcycles in the rain, rain gear helps, rainx on the outside of your viser helps, anti-fog coating on the inside of your viser could save your life.
I've ridden in bad enough rain that I could hardly see the road, and at times started to hydroplane it will scare the snot out of you so you will slow down, if you don't slow down when on a motorcycle in the rain then you are most likely the kind of person who would find some way to get killed any way, Semi's and other large trucks that pass you coming twards you are going to be the worst in the rain, the turbulance that fallows them will hit you like a wall, and if you are already pushing the safe limit for speed, and are on a wet road, then you greatly increase your chances of loosing traction.
I tend to keep the best tires I can afford on my motorcycles, and that gives alot of piece of mind, I also had a motorcycle license for 5 years befor I started driving a car, put thousands of miles on my motorcycles, in every kind of weather, and every month of the year, and have never had an accident.