well, they're very different bikes, I thoroughly enjoyed the klx, but i found myself wanting for a little more power, even as a beginner.
It was the perfect bike to learn on, but I was really pushing the bike when I tried to go above 75-80 mph. The seating was ok, more comfortable then a standard dirt bike, and it was very very light.
It's a damn good looking dual sport 250 cc compared to the honda or suzuki competitors. It did have a major problem with starting in temperatures below 50 F. and i found on another forum that other klx users were having the same problem. it wasn't a big issue with kawasaki because they didn't get enough complaints to justify a product line factory fix. I had to push start the bike more often then I could start it normally (from cold).
that was the only real issue i had with it.
the other thing i wish was better was the fuel tank. it's a small tank ~2.0 gallons and there was no fuel gauge, thank god for reserve...
it's a 250 but it's only 1 cylinder so you don't get the same 'umph' as you do with a 2 cylinder. I took it on some gravel access roads and it was fun, but i didn't get too messy.
The new riding posture took a little getting used to with the Ninja 250, and I wish the shifting pedal was a little adjustable, and that the handle bars were a little bit wider, but ...
I can definately feel the g-forces when I hit 5k-8k rpms which i love. I bought the bike used with 3k miles and a nice 2brothers exhaust. my genitals aren't the happiest when I hit a bump, but that's consistent with all sport bikes...lol I do with there was a fuel shut off knob, i like to use it as a security measure, turn the fuel lines off when i park it.
that's all i can think of right now, but I like the ninja a lot.
Last edited by Formulax25; 04-14-2011 at 05:42 AM.