Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I don't use all the horses.
I have three bikes now: V-Strom 650, CBR-125R, CBR-250R.
Only once did I try to use all the horses that the 650 provides.
I was riding on a deserted expressway, I-76 in N.E. Colorado.
A sport bike zoomed past while I was loafing along at 65 MPH.
You know the sound ... eeeeeeeeEEEEEEYAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
I thought, "Well, I will grab myself a handful of FAST and see what that is."
So I watched the needle advance to 116 MPH, and I took a look at
the crotch rocket ahead. It was still diminishing in size,
so I rolled the throttle off and invited the rider to enjoy Denver.
Of course I never saw that bike again, but no matter.
Will the 250 do everything I ask of the 650? **** near.
It may not go 116 MPH (indicated, maybe 100 actual),
but it will surely go fast enough to find or escape trouble,
whichever I have in mind.
For that matter, the 125 will carry me long distances with ease,
and will let me smell the flowers and enjoy the ride a whole lot.
In short, this 250 is a mighty and versatile mount,
and not many of us need anything more powerful,
whether we want it or not.
The censored word above is spelled with the letters
d and then a and then m and then n. I defy censors always.