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New ride day: Ninja 250R

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by giacomini, Feb 11, 2013.


  1. giacomini

    giacomini

    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Oh how it is great when GAS leads you to new gear/stuff/whatever!

    Bought this 2010 Kawasaki 250R last week but was waiting the ownership transfer. Dealer called this morning and here is Evangeline!

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  2. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Good in the twisties. Enjoy!
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Fun bikes! Congrats on the new ride!
     
  4. giacomini

    giacomini

    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Thanks! I had 2 125cc before, this is my first 250cc.

    I know they're far from the supersports, but 0-60mph in about 5 to 6s is GREAT :D
     
  5. That's so nice. I want one too.
     
  6. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA, USA
    Congrats! Great bike in a great color.
     
  7. TechJunky

    TechJunky

    Aug 31, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    Congrats on the bike! Those are awesome bikes. Make sure you get some good gear and be safe!
     
  8. That is one sharp looking bike! I love the color. Congrats
     
  9. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Should have gone at least 500cc! Not just for the power, but at 250cc you are still paying sport bike insurance rates.
     
  10. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    In Brazil? Is this true? Genuinely curios is all.
     
  11. fisticuffs

    fisticuffs Commercial User

    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    You need an Ibanez RG with some DR Neon's on that thing.
    And a helmet.
     
  12. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I didn't see the OP was from Brazil, but it's true in the U.S. with most companies, I know that. Brazil? No idea.
     
  13. i think they are the best 250, sound nice with a pipe too
     
  14. giacomini

    giacomini

    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Well let's see later this week when I go to the bank to get the (private) insurance...

    We pay 2 mandatory annual taxes down here, one is a national insurance (DPVAT) and the other is vehicle registration (IPVA).

    The DPVAT is the same value for any motorcycle.

    The IPVA is 2% of the actual vehicle price and it applies to 250cc and over.

    Private insurance is optional, but we usually get it because the national insurance plan for vehicles cover too little...
     
  15. Very nice! My first bike was a Ninja 250 - old body style. Cheap and super fun, even though I'm now riding an FZ6 I miss it: you can flog it everywhere with no fear of exceeding speed limits :)

    Peace,
    Greg
     
  16. giacomini

    giacomini

    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Today was the first day I went to work on her, it was fun but I'm still getting used to it.

    Really nice acceleration and it is great that it won't go too fast, this way I can learn how to handle a sport bike before I move up (not that I plan to move up any time soon... :D )

    I've seen on the Kawi forums that the 250R can go up to 100mph, but I really didn't go past 60-65mph and it is enough for commuting; so far so good!
     

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