Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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My concern with modding 250Rs is that most people consider it a beginner bike that you quickly outgrow. Dumping a bunch of money on aftermarket parts for a bike you expect to flip right away just doesn't make sense, particularly given the low returns on performance parts at this size.
I met somebody who demonstrated that fantastically. He bought a used 250R, immediately dumped a big pile of money on performance parts, and slapped decals of his business logo all over it. Six months later he upgraded, and now he's having a lot of trouble selling the 250 because he didn't keep the stock parts. He would have been better off buying a new 300 and leaving it stock; it would have cost the same, actually had the performance his parts didn't achieve, and he'd get more back selling it with a lot less effort.
My own 250r has a fair bit spent on aftermarket bits with a focus on comfort rather than performance, and I intend to keep it a good long time to make the most of that investment.
Every bike is a good bike. The question is whether or not it's the best bike for what you want to do.
The Little Sport Tourer That Could - 2011 CBR250R with touring windscreen, Saddlemen seat, tank cover, frame sliders, mirror extenders, taller gearing via sprockets to fix speedo and reduce vibration at highway speed. Written off due to act of moron.