Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Jackson, Michigan
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I live in Jackson Michigan and I bought the 2012 Tri-color from Honda East Toledo. You will not find a better deal, and they where great at helping me get approved for mine.
At Highway, I find that I always ride the bike in 6th gear, Even if I want to pass a car I don't down shift. It is well out of it's power range at that speed, but don't let that discourage you. It pass 70mph cars surprisingly easy. I like to ride mine at about 85. It tops out at 93 but I usually don't even care to go that fast.
I have been to other states and have seen plenty of people tour with a 250 with 2up. If it could not do that, then I would not have even considered it. My girlfriend and I ride together with bags of stuff all the time. It take more throttle to get the bike moving from a stop but that's about it. The CBR250R has plenty of torque for its size.
It's not the fastest bike, but its not slow ether. I have owned a larger and faster bike and I honestly don't miss all the speed. The CBR250R has so much to offer in other places. It is a Motorcycle and can do what other motorcycles can do.
At highway, the engine sounds like its really working hard. I feel it needs a seventh gear just for highways, The cool thing is, Honda designed the engine to be redlined and held at the redline all day. I don't feel much buzz anywhere and the wind is not bad with the small wind screen. It feels stable and I never feel like I have to keep up with traffic. The rear suspension is stiff and my girlfriend complains about bumps. If I had a shock wrench I would soften the rear shock for her. Otherwise she likes sitting back there and loves how the bike handles. She says it's really comfortable. I can sit straight up on the bike. The only comfort problem with he bike is the seat. Its too hard. A stiff seat is good, but this is too hard. I want to get a Corbin. It's $300 but I imagine it's money well spent.
I hope this helps you out.