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Old 11-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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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.
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6'1" 250. No problem with how I fit on the bike. Bike runs all day at 65mph, if that's what you want it to do. Sometimes, I have to downshift on hills, but not always and it's really a minor issue in any case. I do most of my recreational riding on "back roads" and I think the bike is really in its element there. Good luck.
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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.
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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!
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... What kind of rpm am I going to be turning at 65mph? ...
I find that, in top gear, my tachometer works pretty well as a speedometer (in miles).

So 65 MPH will be about 6500 RPM. The bike is perfectly happy at that RPM.

I think you will generally arrive at work with a big smile on your face.
Enjoy your ride.

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Welcome aboard Matey. I'm 6'1" and I find this bike's very comfortable for me. It's an ideal commuter (in fact, I think this is what this bike does best) and I cruise at 70 mph easily every day. My commute is roughly 30 miles round trip, and this bike makes it fun. It's probably the cheapest to run of all real motorcycles, and is reliable and fun to ride. What more could you want?
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It's probably the cheapest to run of all real motorcycles, and is reliable and fun to ride. What more could you want?
WHAT? a two fiddy's a real motorcycle?

I am 1.83m tall (just over 6 feet i believe) and i've seen speeds of 160km/h(99 mi/h) and it would go faster if i tuck (in a controlled environment mind you). and it's still stock. So you wouldn't have any trouble with it.
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Welcome 4ever,
It's a good bike to have. I can testify because through thick and thin, my ride hasn't let me down yet. Plus, maintenance is pretty easy to do. And just today coming from work, I got a thumbs up from a 1100 V-Twin rider! Usually I get nothing from noone!
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