If you wanted the 600RR but you went with the 250r then aesthetics play a roll, so you could always look at 600cc sportbikes that don't have the RR like the SV-650S sportbike/streetfighter look. If your thinking but that has an extra 50cc it must be faster, you would be incorrect because it doesn't have the RR (which stands for R-eally R-eally expensive insurance, I kid) and it's a V-twin instead of a inline 4. It really all boils down to personal preference and like PolyOlefin said respect power and don't show off.When i got my cbr250 what i really wanted was the 600RR, do u guys think it would be a good idea to upgrade to that later on down the road or is that too powerful? if the latter, any suggestions?
That's what bothers me now when I am riding 250cc. In a lot of situations I use it as on/off switch.Just remember.. The throttle is a rheostat, not an on/off switch.
As most sport bikes on the road are 600cc and up, asking the same question in a general sport bike forum will also get you biased answers.I wish i got a used 600 instead.
Remember the people on this forum will be biased to the 250, this is not the right place to ask this question. I for one when i sell my 250 will hardly ever come back to this forum. What you want to do is find a general sports bike forum and ask this same question.
Your friends sound like they just want to go fast. Which is not a bad thing in and of itself, but if you can't keep up with them on the CBR250R, then they're probably riding dangerously on public streets. There's much more to riding than outright speed. Get good at cutting through turns and ask them out for a ride in the hills. Ninja 250's regularly beat the pants off all larger bikes in the twisties, so I imagine the CBR250 is even better.Anytime I go riding with freinds, i cant keep up and i feel embarrased. I have owned my bike for 3 months and want something bigger. Everyone has told me the same, you will out grow yours in no time and I have experiended it first hand. I too wanted a 600 and got this instead to learn and im over it!
the 600's have over 4x more HP and torque then this bike. Go riding with freinds and you will get dust blown in your face. On the highway I top out at 80 and when my friends decide to overtake a bunch of slow cars, in a matter of seconds, i'm like a pig chasing them down.
It's just fine for group rides, not so good for racing your buddies.Now if you just want a commuter bike this is great, if you want to ride and go on group rides, you will outgrow this fast.
Wrong. You never stop learning.Learning to ride a bike takes a few months not years.
Want a 600? Read This! - Sportbikes.netYes you will drop your first bike, so I say buy a USED 600 and get a new one after you get some practice.
I know exactly what are you saying. I just stated the problem I have with throttle control on 250cc, why it gives a "bad habit" of riding with full throttle. In many (but of course not all) of situations I quickly end up with full open throttle, and i am not talking about straights. These places I am least not concerned about, knowing that its just 250cc.^+1^
What Eil said.
And said very well.
P4i, You need to break that habit of of off/on with the throttle.
On our 250's it isn't so bad but on a bigger bike it's a bad, bad thing.
It upsets your suspension which affects handling (i.e. traction).