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New rider - Worth buying 2012 CBR250r (non-ABS) with close to 19000 kilometers on odo?

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I recently got my M2 license (Ontario motorcycle riding license) and want to buy a new motorcycle. I know very little to nothing about motorcycles. The motorcycle seems to be in a good shape with minor cosmetic scratches and no rust that I could visibly see. It is a non-ABS model but within my budget of ~$2500 CAD.

I was wondering if it is worth buying a 2012 CBR250r in 2021 as a first motorcycle? Would I have to spend a lot in maintenance as it is close to 10 years old? Any thing in particular I should look for before buying?

Thank you :)
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A CBR250R is a good choice as your first cycle IMO, but as noted - check the price. We are used to seeing USD numbers, so it may not be that far off in CAD.

Almost any used cycle needs tires, so be prepared to spend the money. Check the date on the sidewall - it's 4 numbers in an oval like "2611" - which is the 26th week of 2011. Any tire over 5 years old should be replaced.

First thing I look at on a used cycle is the condition of the chain and rear sprocket. If they look bad it's a good indication the cycle has not been maintained well.

Another important thing is to get training. No time to learn to operate a cycle on the street.

Get decent gear and wear all of it all the time.
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