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post #11 of 689 Old 05-01-2011, 04:44 PM
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Yep. I have owned 2 750 Night hawks, an ST1300, a VFR 800, and a 600F4I. I know I will be flamed for this but my favorite is my current ride. A Honda Reflex 250 Scooter! Which I will keep until I die.

The CBR250R, although I put money down on one on a whim, is just a curiosity. But with the experience I have had with the scooter I no longer see the need for a big engine.

The CBR will never replace the scooter with its ease of use or its 36 cans of 12 oz soda (beer) hauling capacity under the seat but I am betting it will be my second favorite once the novelty wears off.

I am past the age where I care about what people think of me when I ride. In fact I enjoy parking the scooter next to the Harley guys when ever I get the chance to at the local watering hole. I can dish it out just as well as them in good fun.

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I figured out a while ago that I didn't need (or really want) a big displacement bike. I had a cheap Chinese 150 scooter I had a lot of fun on, but it was under powered when I got stopped on an uphill & could get no more than 35 mph uphill. I'd hold 55-60 pretty well but someone would inevitably slow down to almost a stop before turning, and oncoming traffic would prevent me from blowing around them. This 250 has got to be perfect for what I want it to do. I'm not sure why the chap who started this thread didn't think the bike is suited for expressway use; I think that might be personal preference. If it can maintain 75 mph that is more than adequate.
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I figured out a while ago that I didn't need (or really want) a big displacement bike. I had a cheap Chinese 150 scooter I had a lot of fun on, but it was under powered when I got stopped on an uphill & could get no more than 35 mph uphill. I'd hold 55-60 pretty well but someone would inevitably slow down to almost a stop before turning, and oncoming traffic would prevent me from blowing around them. This 250 has got to be perfect for what I want it to do. I'm not sure why the chap who started this thread didn't think the bike is suited for expressway use; I think that might be personal preference. If it can maintain 75 mph that is more than adequate.
I was only kidding, it's such a stupid question. I'd say it could do 70-75 all day easy, and still get to 85 when needed.
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I will say it does take a while to get up to 70... I could see how riding on the expressway would feel a little unsafe if you needed to speed up really fast. I can understand why people would want a higher CC but unless you are constantly riding on the highway and you could care less about mpg than this bike works really well.
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Going from the far Northwestern suburbs of Chicago up to Wisconsin on Hwy 12 this should be fine. The hwys are in good shape and not much traffic.
If I was going on the expressways into Chicago I think Id be sticking with the bigger bikes. Way to many crazy people, I stay away from the city as much as possible.
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well i'll be finding out... i'll be driving into DC daily with it, commuting a good 30 miles each way or so...
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PS - The manual only says to use high octane 86 or higher. It doesn't mention anything else really except to watch out for high-ethanol gas... I've heard that any ethanol in general is crap for smaller engines.
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Thank you for checking the owner's manual on the recommended octane. Having to buy premium gasoline takes the fun out of saving money and would taint such a nice bike. Regular old 87 octane is what I hoped for.

I put a deposit down before checking this out and now I am greatly relieved.

Who wants to spend an extra 20 cents or more per gallon over the life of their ownership? It would make no sense to build such a great "value" bike at this price point with a good MPG rating that required a premium gasoline.
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Do any stations NOT use ethanol in their fuel these days? Burning our food supply is so utterly foolish while we ruin our engines. Why don't we use the stuff God put in the ground for us to burn -OIL! Gasoline is so much better for our engines. Corn to make Whisky is OK. Corn to make fuel is NOT.
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It's a hard time finding anywhere around here in cornland that doesn't have atleast 10% ethanol. Only a few places to go to get gas for lawnmowers and such.
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