Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Wylie Texas
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I took the bike out and had lunch with my girlfriend at work. I took my usual fun back roads to the tollway. I am amazed at how well this bike does on this 70 mph road. I can get up to 80 in 5th gear if I run it to the limit. The engine does not instantly wind up power like the fast bikes, but I can certainly ride faster than traffic, and pass people.
There was a pretty strong wind. It was pushing me around a little, but it was pretty easy and natural to lean into it. When I made shoulder checks though, it felt like the wind wanted to pull my helmet off and throw it behind me. Overall though it was a good ride.
Sometimes when I watch videos or read reviews from the bigger bikes, I day dream about having that kind of power. I then start to wonder if I need that. However I feel reassured anytime I have taken Maya on the tollway, nah I am good. One day I might feel like I want more power, but really I got all I need in my little CBR.
It cracks me up when I see people saying things like 250s max at 60. Oh well, let them believe what they want, if they knew the truth these bikes might cost more.
2012 CBR 250R "Maya"