Originally Posted by 4everunclean
Greetings everyone. I'm looking at the 250r. They're are a few used ones for sale around here and some new ones on clearance. The CBR I think is my choice over the ninja mainly because of the fuel injection and the MPG. I am not a new rider and this bike would join my 2010 Ducati Multistrada in my garage. I want a smaller bike for commuting on and something for the occasional track day. My commute is 30 miles into work consisting mainly of back country roads, averaging between 50-65mph.
Here are my concerns: I'm 6'2" and 230lbs. What kind of rpm am I going to be turning at 65mph? I really don't want to wring this thing's neck all the way into work every day. Also, how do you some you taller/bigger guys fit on the cbr? It honestly seems like the perfect bike for what I'm looking for but just wanted to get some more basic information. Any and all input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
BUY it; you'll LIKE it!
I got my CBR250R for some of the same reasons you're looking at one, and I've been happy with mine. It revs pretty high at 65, but it doesn't sound like it; if I don't look at the tach, I don't notice.
I'm 6'4" and around 200 and it's able to get me up to 70mph pretty easily, and I've hit 75 when I tuck a little, so it's mostly my air resistance keeping me from getting to 80.
It is quite comfortable for a sport bike, and it's actually a little more comfortable than the '92 900SS Ducati I used to own. I have a 10-mile one-way commute at around 65mph, but I haven't been on much longer rides, so I don't how it would be on a 40- or 50-mile ride, but I suspect it would be OK.
For my purposes, it's about ideal: good economy, good comfort, and WAAY fun!