Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southern England
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I've been looking for a more powerful bike to replace my CBR205R for a couple of years now, not to go much faster but for more confident overtaking, but every bigger bike I have looked at so far has a downside. More weight, less weather protection, smaller fuel range, less comfort.......... Until I can be sure I am taking a step forward without there being an accompanying step back I'll not be spending my money.
Actually, back in June I did buy myself a lightly used Yamaha MT07 on the promise of relatively light weight, instant power and reasonable fuel economy and range. I thought that a flyscreen and handguards would give me some weather protection. In reality it looked like a dogs dinner with those fitted and after just a couple of rides I found myself looking longingly at my CBR parked up. So much that when my wife suggested it was about time I advertised one of the bikes it was the MT that went on the Autotrader. Thankfully I got most of my money back on it.
I just find that being sat astride a CBR250R is a very nice place to be at any of the speeds it is capable of and it's going to take more than just power to beat that.