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Old 12-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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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...
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The thing (well one of many) that sold me on CBR250R was fuel injection. I too rode a scooter and lost a couple weekends of riding in the hot weather to some separated ethanol in the carb. Of course the new Ninja 300 has fuel injection.

It was also more economical for me to upgrade to the motorcycle rather than just a larger scooter.
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You still have the Scooter?

My father purchased the Vino new in 2006. Then, he upgraded to a Kymco Downtown (250) and then purchased a 2010 XCiting (250 FI). I acquired the Vino after it was sold to my brother and ultimately gifted to me.

I wanted something that was a bit faster and a little less on the edge than the Vino @ 60 mph. I considered an XCiting but, lets be honest, I'm 32 and can't quite wrap my mind around driving a big scooter. Love the XCiting, but it's just not me...

The Vino holds a special place and will still be driven on a regular basis, but the new bike is a nice change...
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You still have the Scooter?

My father purchased the Vino new in 2006. Then, he upgraded to a Kymco Downtown (250) and then purchased a 2010 XCiting (250 FI). I acquired the Vino after it was sold to my brother and ultimately gifted to me.

I wanted something that was a bit faster and a little less on the edge than the Vino @ 60 mph. I considered an XCiting but, lets be honest, I'm 32 and can't quite wrap my mind around driving a big scooter. Love the XCiting, but it's just not me...

The Vino holds a special place and will still be driven on a regular basis, but the new bike is a nice change...
The scooter was traded in for the CBR250R. It was a 2009 Metropolitan. I had considered Vespa as I owned an old one years ago but the price was more than my budget and the motorcycle was the better value.

The metro would do 42mph on flat ground . . . with a tail wind.
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Thanks for the welcome to all... I am quite amazed by the wealth info available on this forum for a rather young bike. Can't wait to learn!
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