Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fishers, IN, USA
Forgot how much fun they were.
My son joined the Air Force so we're selling his 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250. I rode it down to Falcone Power Sports, the BMW motorcycle dealer here in Indy, so they can list it on consignment. My LT was in for service so I was going to ride it back. This bike was so much fun to ride. It is nimble, reactive and very easy to handle. Not a lot of power but I see why they say it is the perfect starter bike. My son outgrew it 3 months after we bought it and started riding my wife's F800ST. I was rolling along down Fall Creek Blvd just south of 38th street coming around a curve and before I knew I hit a pile of gravel in the middle of the lane. The back tire slid to the left, I turn the forks to the left, the bike wobbled just a bit then straightened up, I hit the throttle and that little baby acted as if nothing had happened. I let out a HOT DAMN!! and said "I gotta get me one of these"...oh yeah, I got one, lol. Needless to say, the boss said sell it. She's only 5'1", I think I can take her, but I ain't gonna try it. That just made me realize that I want a more sporty bike and I'm sure that after a couple of days that Ninja 250 would become boring. I just found a 2007 K1200GT with 29K miles for $11,000, a bit pricey I think, still looking though. If I buy it I'll keep my LT. But I'm also thinking about the 1600GT. If I go with that then I'll sell the LT. Or maybe just buy one of the Japanese sportbikes, 750cc and up as a change from the LT from time to time. Any thoughts or suggestions?
In my garage:
2014 BMW K1600GTL
2016 Ducati XDiavel S (wife's)
2013 Son's Triumph Daytona 675 Jason DeSalvo Limited Edition. Only 40 built, he has #9
2017 Ducati Monster 1200R (son's)