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.