Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Pittsboro, IN, USA
This is my first posting as a new "crotch rocketeer". I was a typical H-D devotee for years until I purchased a new '09 SE 250 Ninja a couple months ago so that my youngest son would have a good "starter" bike. Well, the bike has had 200 miles put on it by my son and 1800 miles put on it by me!! I've ridden the Electraglide once and my H-D chopper 3 times since purchasing the Ninja. While I still love to ride the Harleys the Ninja is just plain more fun to be on. I catch some flak for wearing my Harley gear on the Ninja but I don't care and as long as I keep my shifts in the 9-10,000 rpm range I haven't had any problem keeping up with my Harley riding friends. They are always preaching "diversity" at work and I'm glad I finally listened and became a more diverse motorcycle owner/rider. Hope to hear from some other riders who have made the discovery that a 250 isn't just a "starter" bike.