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Old 10-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #121
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I am leaning this way myself.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:03 PM   #122
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I bought the CBR250 for the MPG savings. I do plan on buying a bigger bike but it will need to also match the MPG on the CBR250 or it will not get enough use. I would not mind a track day bike but I would have to talk my wife into letting me spend that type of money on something that would only be used on weekends. Wife doesn't even like the motorcycle idea and I know she would hate the idea of me racing around a track on one.

All in all I would like something with the MPG of the CBR250R with a little more wind protection for commuting daily. I was looking at the Honda NC700 but I am tossed up and will worry about making a decision when the time comes.

Dream Bike but would not use it for commuting is the BMW1000 <- Love the way it looks. I am not ready for it yet!! Toooooo Muchhhhhh Bikeeeee
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If I had a bank account to match I'd go for the upcoming Thriumph Throphy .One can dream right?
It looks like an awesome bike and with a claim seat height of 30.7 (height challenge here) I may just be tall enough to ride. I still like my 250R and enjoy riding it everywhere. Go thumper!

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:11 PM   #124
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I'm surprised nobody for a next bike isn't going in the other direction, a nice scooter such as the PCX 150. 103 mpg.
Because it's a scooter.

I'm totally just kiddin' with ya. But it would actually surprise me a lot if more than a small handful were to go in that other direction. I think the reason is, people here that own the CBR250 are generally very pleased with it, but it is a single 250 - and in this specific context of "what is your next bike" most of us here aren't looking to go smaller - we're going up.

My plan is to keep the CBR250 and add a Harley (I like the Iron 883), or, trade the 250 in for a CBR600 (I don't want two sport bikes). Since the cost of either choice is pretty darn close, I'm definitely leaning toward the former and having two nice & different bikes in my garage. Someday.

But speaking personally, a 250cc motorcycle is the smallest bike I'd ever own.
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Actually, I can't decide on which 600 I like the most. I have sat on all 3 and even test drove them and I just can't figure out if I want the Kawasaki ZX-6R (they upgraded the 2013 to 636 cc's instead of 599 so I found a dealer that will sell me the 2012 for around $9000 instead of like $11,500), the 2012/2013 Honda CBR600RR, or the 2012/2013 GSX-R600...... the price of the kawi got my attention but I love the looks of the GSXR but I'm also partial to Honda.... opinions?
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:48 AM   #126
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If they're all truly that close, save yourself $2500 and grab that Kawi.

Otherwise, just take your time and decide by process of elimination. Make a pros & cons list for all three bikes.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:27 PM   #127
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OMG OMG OMG...

Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup Race/Track Bike

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Old 10-21-2012, 09:38 PM   #128
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The listing above appears to be a phish. But still, great bike.
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If I were to get another motorcycle (would not sell my CBR250R!), I would seriously take a look at the BMW F 800 ST. I'm not a long-legged guy, so the low suspension/seat option bringing it down from 32.1 inches (840 mm) to 29.9 inches (760 mm) is appealing. Plus, this bike just seems like an extension of the CBR250R ethos at a higher level. Narrow, light, efficient, minimalist, nimble, ABS. To me, it even kind of looks like the CBR250R...

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If I were to get another motorcycle (would not sell my CBR250R!), I would seriously take a look at the BMW F 800 ST. I'm not a long-legged guy, so the low suspension/seat option bringing it down from 32.1 inches (840 mm) to 29.9 inches (760 mm) is appealing. Plus, this bike just seems like an extension of the CBR250R ethos at a higher level. Narrow, light, efficient, minimalist, nimble, ABS. To me, it even kind of looks like the CBR250R...
NICE!

But MSRP $12,550?? YIKES!

I guess the cost per CC is about the same, but . . .

. . . YIKES!
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