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post #1 of 3 Old 12-23-2018, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hello, I am a new rider in Dallas. Did my MSF course and got my license the week before Thanksgiving, and bought a 2011 CBR 250R on Thanskgiving weekend.

I am 63 years old and this is my first motorcycle. Have always wanted one, but now that the kids are out of college, the house is paid for, and there is a ton of insurance, I thought it was time to scratch that itch. I have been a track instructor with the Porsche Club for the last ten years, and have been a pretty serious bicycle racer, so I have some feel for this. However after my MSF course, which I took on a Grom, I realize how far I have to go. Being on a cycle is like seeing the world from a whole new perspective.

The bike has been a blast, and a perfect platform for gaining skills. It had 8,000 miles and looks perfect. It reminds me of the 1991 Miata that I tracked for four years. Since I have a limited window for this hobby, I am going to move up pretty quickly, but I am not getting rid of the 250. I spend a lot of time in Asheville, NC, and at some point I will ship it out there to have something to ride in the mountains. I donít think light and agile gets old.

Thanks for all the information on this forum. I have learned a ton already.

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-23-2018, 11:30 AM
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Light and agile never gets old. I like my CRF in the mountains, on dirt. Fortunately, they are practically out my back door.

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Welcome. I also have a background in bicycle racing and after 38 years of riding motorcycles of all sizes value the light weight of my CBR250R over bigger more powerful options.
If you have the inclination to travel you'll find the CBR250R makes an excellent touring bike, as long as you aren't in too much of a hurry. All day comfort and a 240 mile fuel range more than make up for the lack of outright speed.
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