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post #1 of 74 Old 05-15-2014, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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The 250 has failed me. But that's alright, its a 250.

Failed me as in it really can't push past 85mph much...

Pretty much what happened was I was getting tailgated by a huge diesel chevy that passed me going atleast 90+ Well...he pissed me off once the corners came because our bikes can smash in the corners, his truck not so much. Shitty thing is I know if I had a bigger bike id be able to pass him or not let him pass. I would thing a 500 would be perfect 600 4cyls having too much power..But I still love my 250, it'll get up to 80mph pretty well and has passing power if people are doing 50 in a 60.

Passing people doing 65 is...tough.
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I think it's really your expectation that failed you. Our CBR does what it's supposed to do. No tricks there. My expectation of my 250 is to get very good mpg. If I wanted passing power at 65mph and above, I would've bought a bigger bike.

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From my personal experience, I really don't have much issue passing a car going 65 mph. It gets tough, if the car I want to pass is going 85 mph. On a flat street, I don't have too much issue getting over a bit over 90 mph.

In order to get the top speed on this thing, you pretty much have to shift at a redline.
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I think it's really your expectation that failed you. Our CBR does what it's supposed to do. No tricks there. My expectation of my 250 is to get very good mpg. If I wanted passing power at 65mph and above, I would've bought a bigger bike.

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It could be my expectation that failed me, definately not complaining about MPG though!

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From my personal experience, I really don't have much issue passing a car going 65 mph. It gets tough, if the car I want to pass is going 85 mph. On a flat street, I don't have too much issue getting over a bit over 90 mph.

In order to get the top speed on this thing, you pretty much have to shift at a redline.
I have yet to go past 10k each gear and I even have a DFC.



I guess riding with bigger bikes and seeing em pass cars with such ease makes me envious. But im sure they'll be saying the same thing when they find out the MPG our little bikes get.

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I've had my 250RA on the track and it does 160 kph == 99.x mph at the very end of the main straight at SMSP Sydney Australia. No need to roll off throttle for T1 on that bike either. The GPS says speedo is fast and max is 150 kph == 90 mph. I seem to recall the RA has a slightly different gearing via rear sprocket ... but I could have just made that up. I get smashed by the Ninja 250's on the main straight too ... I reckon they get to 170+ kph. I've ridden both and the CBR is a little more precise handling through the corners. That said I have RaceTech cartridge kit and new fork oil so could be the difference.
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Riding a 250 in faster traffic you have to be content sometimes to go with the flow and be patient. Just enjoy having the time to see more of the world you're passing through.
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Failed me as in it really can't push past 85mph much...
My Goldwing failed me. It went to 90mph effortlessly to get away from the semi that was bearing down on us, but when I checked the mileage I was in for a shock: 38mpg!

None of them can do it all; I'm glad I have options. (Yeah, I've got the extremes covered . . . and nothing in between. Someday I might have to do something about that. ;^)

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Maybe I'm an old man, but I don't think anyone should be doing or wanting to do 85+ MPH on a bike unless it's on the track. If you find yourself "needing" to, then just let others pass or ride a different, slower, safer road. I always go with the flow and try my best to stick with speed limits. If people want to go faster, I just let them pass. It doesn't upset me in the slightest, because I know I'll be at the next stoplight at the same time they are. I don't upset people, because in a fight that diesel truck will win.

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Maybe I'm an old man, but I don't think anyone should be doing or wanting to do 85+ MPH on a bike unless it's on the track. If you find yourself "needing" to, then just let others pass or ride a different, slower, safer road. I always go with the flow and try my best to stick with speed limits. If people want to go faster, I just let them pass. It doesn't upset me in the slightest, because I know I'll be at the next stoplight at the same time they are. I don't upset people, because in a fight that diesel truck will win.
I *am* an old man and the times I've had to go those speeds were going around Chicago where going under 75 would be suicidal and I wound up in a position of having to accelerate to get out of the lane I was in so that I wouldn't get run over.

We generally don't ride there anymore; we usually wind up on the backroads, chugging along at 55-60 to move with the flow and avoid the larger cities. But sometimes tha's what needs to be done . . . .

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