Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Reseda, CA, USA
Thinking CBR600F2 to Ninja 250, Crazy?
Hey Guys and Gals, I've been riding now (in L.A.) for about 2 years now and ended up, after having an old KZ305 that I rebuilt and same with an old Shadow 750, with a '92 CBR600F2 Rat-bike. Gotta admit that I find it heavy (yes, I'm a fit, 165lb, Aussie dude...) and a bit f'ing scary in the turns! My packed, L.A freeway commute involves mostly lane splitting with the occasional 75-80mph early morning run home from the bar (working, not drinking!). I am seriously considering downsizing to a Ninja 250 as we've just bought a house and I'll be heading back to get a degree this year and money is tight, time is tight, and keeping a rat-bike running is a bit of a pain. My question, will the Ninjette seriously give me the shits or not? I like riding my girl's Rebel but I hate the little cruiser riding position, and I really want to learn proper cornering but that CBR is pretty serious if you twitch the throttle at all in second and always just feels top-heavy and dangerously 'tippy' to me. Any advice before I sell-and-buy? Or should I just stick with what I have and do the work? Cheers!