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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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VIN predicament

I just bought a 08 250r off of ebay and it should be here in a few days. When I was setting up my insurance online I put in the VIN and the bike showed up as an 08 EX250 - J? Am I being scammed?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 07:04 AM
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no, this bike is called an EX250 just like the ninja 500 is the EX500. the j is just for model year somehow because i think mine is E. (although i may be mistaken) but no, you're not getting scammed. enjoy the bike!

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I'm really excited it gets here tommorrow!
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no problem! congrats on the bike! it looks awesome. nice carbon pipe on there should sound sweet too. i wish my bike was one of the new ones :/ but i still love it

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 05:27 PM
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Yep, that's definitely a Ninja 250. Like was mentioned before EX250 and Ninja 250 are the same thing.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 10:26 AM
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That's weird that insurance companies still classify the ninja 250 as EX250. I guess they just don't care that much.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 11:24 AM
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It's probably not a big concern. If EX250 and Ninja 250 are still the same thing—and EX250 has been in their computers since the 80's—then why change?
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all official paperwork i.e. title, registration, insurance, etc. says ex250

ninja 250 and 250r is all just marketing

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 11:32 AM
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Good to know. I just checked my registration and insurance, and they all say ex250 also. Not ninja 250 or 250r like you said.
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