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Just got back from an amazing ride out today covering 230 miles on my 250r.

Kept company with a CBR600rr, Hayabusa, Daytona 995, CBR400rr, CB500 (semi faired) and a Bonneville as the back marker.

Happy to say bike held its own on the twisting-turning country roads only loosing out on the straights and exceleration out of corners.

It was wasn't even too overwhelmed on the motorway, quite fun passing the CBR 400rr whilst clocking an inaccurate indicated 102mph. but the sexy bird on that bike wasn't a fan of hard riding.

in all honesty i was in full race mode attacking corners and exiting with wide open throttle the whole time just to keep up the pace and the bigger bikes were just cruising. But it was so so fun!

Was a little annoying at times like when i was driving at my limit through the twisties and the busa rider just gave a tiny twist of wrist away he flew overtaking me and off to the distance lol
there were a few moments where i thought i would like a larger bike just so i didn't have to ride so hard and concentrate all the time to keep up but i was by far the lowest powered bike so this is to be expected and in some ways i felt it benefited me to have to ride hard to get all apex's and think about what im doing where as the larger capacity bikes didn't have to try. I think i could kid myself it will make me a better rider.
Must make for a very different experience from small to big bikes and i'm sure over the course of the day i held the group up despite my best efforts (speedo seldomly went under 60mph and my gearbox got a proper work out)

i got 78mpg on this journey and all in all it was pretty comfy, yeah a sore bum and stiff legs but nothing that hasnt already stopped hurting. i wouldn't like to do this journey everyday as it was hard work and this is my first group ride not out on a 750cc cruiser and i loved it! so much more fun :)

All in all the CBR 250 performed like a champ and probably won over some big bike owners......Now time for a beer and to watch F1
 

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Sounds like a fun ride. I'm sure with equal riders the 250 could corner better than a busa. I've always heard they are complete pigs in the twisties because of their length and weight. These are great bikes for sure!
 

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Long rides for me this weekend as well and I'm with you - love the bike!

150 miles yesterday (did the circle all the way around Hood Canal for you locals) with freeway/highway/country roads, speeds generally 40-55 MPH for most of it, 60+ for short freeway distances. And yes my butt was sore afterward! But the bike handles the twisties like a champ, 75 MPG mileage can't be beat either!.

Another 110 miles of mostly 55-60 MPH highway today. Very gusty conditions at times but while it doesn't like cross-winds any more than any other motorcycle, it's surprisingly stable for such a small bike. I've finally gotten to the mileage range (1500 miles on it) where the "freak out" factor has gone away. Relax, ease the death grip, don't try to overcorrect, and let the bike do its thing.
 

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Sounds like it was a great weekend for riding all across the country! Glad to hear you had so much fun and got to put your CBR through the paces with some of the big boys... nice job!
 

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the most i ever did on the cbr 250 was 600 miles in one day .. went from las vegas to san diego juss to say "hi" to my girlfriend .. and rode back 4 hours later .. everything was sore .. but the worst was riding at 2 in the morning freezing cold !!
 

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Completed a 180 mile round trip from Oakland to Two Rock California today. I can't believe how fun this little bike is. There are times when I wish it had more power. But I think that would put it into a different category and make it lose the appeal and fun it provides me on a daily basis! I'm looking forward to taking a long trip soon. At least 300 miles one way, stay over night and come back one or two days later.
 
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