Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Terre Haute, IN
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New 250 owner
My name is Kyle and I purchased my 2011 CBR 250 last week. 3200 miles and got a decent deal. Anyhow, due to weather, I rode it 120 miles last Sunday. I have owned plenty of quick older German autos. However, this is my first "real" bike. I've ridden over the last year on a Yamaha Vino 125. Gotta love the Vino!
I guess you could say although the Vino makes great transportation, it lacks real excitement. I was on the fence between the Ninja 250 and the CBR 250. Rode both. I liked the performance of the Ninja better, but preferred just about everything else on the CBR. Ultimately, the CBR won.
First impressions? I really wanted a faster bike, but I'm not qualified to operate one. That being said, you can actually use the CBR 250 on public roads. It has plenty of power, pull, and comfort. All in all very happy.
The Vino is still here and cool in its own right. However, the CBR has definitely filled a void. Here's to hoping it stays that way...