Attitudes to 250s

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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby XRayHound » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:19 pm

The R25 is sexy but it's a steel frame snoozer, the European R125 is about a more competent bike. Looking at 25-27HP from what I've heard in the British press (specifically Dunno about the 300R, but I imagine it'll be a bored out 250R thumper.
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby ranathane » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:20 pm

The YZF-R3 looks to be the US version. Not yet showing on the Yamaha USA site, but I have to say...If it does show up here in the US, I'm getting one and selling off the spare VTR's. I'll keep my 90 and get rid of the 89's. Actually for the right price, I'd be willing to sell off both the 89's. I don't really have the time to get a 25 year old racebike in shape.
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby UK Keith » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:28 am

Youtube R25 dyno run:
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby Murdo1 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:18 pm

Here in Australia 250's seem to be the forgotten size as we seem to follow what the US does and go for bigger bikes. We have a LAMS (Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme) which has a limit of 660cc or power to weight ratio (150Kw per tonne, max 25Kw) for ALL new riders getting their licence. I don't know it has done any good with riders being injured or worse, but has made the factories bring out some cracker small motorcycles, eg Ninja 250/300, Yamaha R25/300, Honda CBR300, BMW G313, etc.
I have also noticed a trend for older riders with Arthritic problems (like myself) selling off their bigger bikes for smaller, lighter, easier to handle bikes of sub 500cc. I had a Honda ST1100 that just got too heavy for me, so I now ride a Honda 650 Dominator (with single wheel trailer) for long trips. That is my 'big' bike now, all the rest are 250cc or smaller. These I enjoy riding for the ease of handling, particulary in town, and for the shorter (less than 400Km) rides. This forum is dedicated to 250's.
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Re: Attitudes to 250s

Postby John Hilmer » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:49 am


The linky no worky. ;)

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