'88/'89 vs. '90

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'88/'89 vs. '90

Postby baddog » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:17 pm

A couple of questions to do with shopping for a VTR250.
1. Is there much difference in braking capability between the earlier inboard disc brake and the '90 conventional disc brake?
2. Is there much difference in handling between the 16" front wheeled bike ('88/'89) and the later ('90) with the 17" front?
Sorry for the "newbie" questions, just trying to get up to speed before I make a purchase.
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Re: '88/'89 vs. '90

Postby JacobAllison » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:45 pm

baddog wrote:A couple of questions to do with shopping for a VTR250.
1. Is there much difference in braking capability between the earlier inboard disc brake and the '90 conventional disc brake?
2. Is there much difference in handling between the 16" front wheeled bike ('88/'89) and the later ('90) with the 17" front?
Sorry for the "newbie" questions, just trying to get up to speed before I make a purchase.



If you can find a '90, get it!
I've never seen the 88-89 in person, but the '90 is essentially the same as the VTZ250J sold in Japan. The main advantage from reading pretty much every post on this forum is that you have much better rubber selection available for the 17" front wheel. If anyone has a different opinion on this don't worry about hurting my feelings. :P
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Re: '88/'89 vs. '90

Postby VTRamen » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:53 pm

These are good questions. I'm sure there are members who have owned or ridden the 88/89 and 90 version. I haven't experienced the 90 (yet) but am impressed with the handling of my 88, all things considered.
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