This bike I found on Craigslist looks like trouble but I'm curious about the extended swingarm. I've never seen one on a Ninja 250. Are there any benefits to these? I know they are used on larger bikes for drag racing.
2008 kawasaki ninja 250 - $2700 (gardena)
This is a nice starter bike or commuter. 45 miles to the gallon. Its clean title with only 4,700 miles. Runs strong. Pink slip in hand and currently registered. Recently cleaned carbs, new michellin tires, new chain, custom extended swing arm, yoshimura slip on exhaust. Call or text me at 310-200-8820 to set up an appt. at 310-200-8820
I also posted this in kawiforums.com and someone had this to say:
Originally Posted by Jeff in Kentucky
A longer wheelbase from an extended swingarm makes the bike more comfortable on long straight roads, and more difficult in tight corners. You tend to see more of them in states like Kansas and Florida with more straight roads.
For a ZX-14 or Hayabusa or literbike, people will add extended swingarms to stop the front wheel from lifting off the ground as easy while drag racing, or just for drag-bike looks.
This type of custom bike is popular here, for people with a lot of money: