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loads of fun on a Ninja 250

Bought my wife a 2005 Ninja 250 today as a starter bike. Drove it home 60 miles from Iowa City. Gotta say, I had a blast on that little bike. Kawasaki got it right. It's a great bike for a newbie and a wonderful little bike overall. Excellent brakes, smooth, quiet, and more umph than I would have thought. I got it up to 100mph and it was not difficult.

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Re: loads of fun on a Ninja 250

The 250 Ninja is Kawasaki's biggest selling bike.


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Bought my wife a 2005 Ninja 250 today as a starter bike. Drove it home 60 miles from Iowa City. Gotta say, I had a blast on that little bike. Kawasaki got it right. It's a great bike for a newbie and a wonderful little bike overall. Excellent brakes, smooth, quiet, and more umph than I would have thought. I got it up to 100mph and it was not difficult.

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The 250 Ninja is Kawasaki's biggest selling bike.
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Re: loads of fun on a Ninja 250

In 2006 I bought a Ninja 250 for my son - he was 15 then. We did 3 trips during the summer, Arkansas, New Mexico and then the MOA rally in Vermont. He rode about 11,000 miles in 9 weeks. I was riding my K1200RS with my daughter on the back. The only time I had to deliberately ride slower than normal was in a strong side wind where the lighter Ninja was getting blown about.

My daughter is now 15, so next month she'll be riding her Ninja 250 to Tennessee for the MOA rally in Johnson City. Last weekend we were in the Hill Country (100 miles west of San Antonio, TX) riding 335, 336 and 337. Bike and daughter handled the roads well!

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Re: loads of fun on a Ninja 250

My niece bought a Ninja 250 for college, but has not ridden it much and it has been "stored" in my garage. I take it out evey month for a couple of hours just to keep the battery charged. The bike is a lot of fun, but I wish Kawasaki had used fuel injection instead of the carbs. The bike needs to warm up after starting or it bogs easily. Once it is warm it is a blast.

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