Originally Posted by chandra.hp
I've been considering getting myself a smaller bike to develop better skills on how to handle two-wheels. My first bike was a Suzuki GS500, but I totaled it after owning it for three months! I then immediately jumped on a Ninja 636 and doing so I feel as I never really fully developed my skill as a rider. Since then I've been considering a Ninja 250R, but I wasn't quite sure about spending $2,500+ on another bike. Then my cousin revealed to me he has a 1990 Honda NS50 that he wants to sell. He says it's in great shape and he is only asking $500 for it. Should I go for it instead of the 250?
The reason I was opting for the Ninja 250 was because not only would I be able to further develop my skill, but I can double it as a commuter tool because of the outstanding fuel efficiency. The Honda NS50 cannot be used for commuting because it isn't even capable of getting to freeway speeds.
So what do you folks think... is the Honda NS50 worth it? Or should I just save up for the Ninja 250?
Thank you for your time.
I would vote NO on the NS. It makes a good pit bike and that's about it.
Get a 250, take some riding courses and work on your skills that way. The great thing about the 250 is that it's resale value is fantastic, so you won't take the hit you would on a bigger bike.