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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ninja 250 vs. CBR250

Whelp, Honda has finally responded with a Ninja 250 beater. What do you guys think of the CBR250R? I'm not sure how I feel yet about the styling and I'm kinda biased towards the Kawasaki anyway, but I do like that the Honda has fuel injection. That should be nice for cold starts. Which do you guys like better? Until I ride one, I'm sticking with green!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 01:59 PM
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Honda had all this time to figure out the magic in the Ninja 250 and yet the CBR250 only has one cylinder?! That sounds backward if you ask me.
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That does seem kinda weird...but I would think Honda has a good reason for only having one cylinder. If my understanding of engines is right, doesn't more cylinders for the same displacement usually equal more power? If that's the case then the Ninja 250 should have the power advantage. Anybody know?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 03:21 AM
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yes the ninja 250r does beat the cbr 250 by longshot in terms of power. the ninja is faster, torque-ier, and is much more stable.

the only thing that the cbr wins at is the price.

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Thanks for the info TheJazBand (do you play?). I was doing some reading this morning and it said that single cylinders generally have more torque but not as much horsepower. I guess that's why dirtbikes are mostly single cylinders? So would the Ninja 250 torque be less than the Honda but make more horsepower?

And what's the subforum that you moderate? Sounds pretty interesting.
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lol, my name is Jaz and I am a beatboxer. I do play guitar and piano though.

Yes, it is true that single cylinders are torque-ier. from a personal experience however, the ninja 250r does have more torque than the cbr 250r

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I also realised that the cbr does in fact have better brakes. I guess the main reason someone would choose the cbr over the ninja is because it is much lighter..it feels like a bicycle.

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Oh nice! Guitar and piano seem like they go together...but beatboxing? I would have never thought those three would go! lol I have no musical ability whatsoever, so I envy those who do.

So it sounds like you've ridden both bikes? I'd love to hear how you think the Ninja 250 and CBR250 compare like on the freeway and the canyons.

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