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so yea... I don't have a bike yet but I know someone who's sellin a 250 for under $2k. I was plannin to save up money and get a ex500 but now cause the price is right...

so I was just wondering... 250r has like sad hp/torque right? :D :dblthumb
But how good can it corner at high speeds? I'm not even close to this level but I'm just wondering. The tires seem a lot thinner. Can you drag a knee on this bike without having it lowside? heh just wonderin. :)
 

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yup, too all the above.
 

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I routinely lose riders on my 250 on bikes with 4 times the displacement. It can corner just fine, other than high speed sweepers where the bike runs out of juice.
 

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Depending on your size, (the suspension is a bit soft) . It allows the decent rider a chance to use more of the capability of the motorcycle before the rider's ability runs out than on higher Hp bikes.
 

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The stock tires on the Ninja 250 absolutely suck. Goto www.ninja250.net and they will give you recommendations on which tire to install.

It's true the tires are thinner but its a much lighter bike so it's not an issue. Good luck :)
 

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The lighter weight and skinny tires make the 250R an excellent handling bike... very easy to throw into turns. As a beginner, you'll probably be unable to push the bike to its limits for a while, so I wouldn't worry about dragging knees (which you can see from the other posts is possible).
 
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