Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
I've never rode a motorcycle, ever, but always wanted to learn. I ended up going to a dealership and browsed around. All my friends who have been riding for some time now all own 600cc or bigger. So that's what I was looking at, but after some research and a talk with a salesman, I went with the 250. Price was in my range, and the size seemed perfect for me. I'm not a very big guy, about 5'6" and 130lbs. So I left the dealership with the keys in my hand. I had a friend ride it home since I did not how to ride.
I purchased the bike in February of last year. During the 14 months I've had it, I've racked nearly 19k miles on it. I ride just about everyday, and absolutely love the bike. I do all the maintainance on it myself. Thanks to this forum and the information obtained from other 250 owners, I was able to complete these services successfully and confidently.
I do not regret buying this bike one bit. Although I am ready to upgrade to bigger bike, I do not see myself selling or trading it in. I tend to impress my riding buddies with my ability to handle the bike so well. I even have a friend who just recently bought an 07' ZX6R, and he is always asking me for riding tips as I have much more experience on the road and on turns.
I love my 250. It's not what you ride, it's how you ride it.
2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R 636
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2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Last edited by AZninja2012; 04-12-2013 at 10:32 AM.