Attitudes to 250s

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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby John Hilmer » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:27 am

Phil & All,

This is interesting to me of course. I certainly wouldn't have thought about the Roos being a problem or the Honkey nuts. That close to urban areas I would not have thought that the wild life would be that prolific.

Hum, a taste over 140 miles at about 65 MPH is quite a ride on the VTR 250. VTR Butt was probably pretty intense unless you took a few breaks and even then I'm sure you were pretty sore by the end. Heck, I got VTR Butt on 40 mile rides.

It really is good to hear that you are riding and not wrenching finally.

John
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby Phildent » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:48 pm

Yes John, and really enjoying the ride, but getting itchy about wrenching again. I do like the old '84 vt 250 and still scanning the auctions and gumtree for a wreck with a good moter... ...I know i'll find one soon...keep you posted...regards....to all...... phil
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby XRayHound » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:11 pm

KTM RC390. I must have one, enough said.
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby YoshiHNS » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:25 pm

Dammit Honda. Since you're so set on recycling every bit you can, quit wasting time on useless niche cruiser bikes, take the tooling back out for the CBR250RR and CBR400RR, and turn those bikes out again. The CBR500R is poor for an R bike. The 250 is a mediocre attempt on the ninja.
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby XRayHound » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:52 pm

They'll never do it, the only reason we're getting a glut of newer 250s is because they can offset costs by drudging cheap Indian labor AND they're able to sell what are beginner and casual bikes here, learner legals in the EU and Aus, as top-end hyperbikes in the Indian market. The aforementioned KTM is the only thing that's blown my skirt up, but who knows, maybe it'll start a trend. Honda is playing it very conservative, and the world economy being what it is, I can't really fault them for it. If what they say about 20 year cycles is true, we may be heading into another motorcycle boom, though, and the one that hit in the late 80s-early 90s is what got us gems like the NSR and TZR 250s, the VFR and CBR 400s, and so on, in the first place.
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby YoshiHNS » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:03 am

That KTM does look pretty good though. Nice to be small enough to take advantage of it too. I think I saw a possible price around $6-8K. That's a lot of motorcycles I would have to sell to get it.
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby YoshiHNS » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:08 am

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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby John Hilmer » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:33 am

Yoshi,

Can you provide a link to the article?

I could get very interested in this one.

I can't believe that I would consider buying a new bike, but....

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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby UK Keith » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:15 pm

That KTM does look rather yummy. It's unlikely that KTM will have thrown it together out of left over gas pipe too. i really don't have the money kicking about for one but I'll be eagerly awaiting the first road test to read.
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby YoshiHNS » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:56 pm

I would like to point out to the Honda bean counters that KTM has managed to put USD forks on this bike AND the 200cc bike. So how about that 500R and new VFR.

http://rideapart.com/2013/07/ktm-rc390/

Cheaper than the Ninja 300? Sounds too good to be true.
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