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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-18-2002, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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I have had my EX250 for about a year now and am thinking about getting a little bit more bike. My husband (who also is wanting a different bike) thinks that I should take over his Katana 600 for awhile to get used to more power instead of buying a new bike right away. He wants to trade one of the bikes in for his new bike and the decision of which one is basically mine.

What do you all think? The upside of the 250 is that it is paid for and I feel extremely comfortable handling it. The downside of course is that it is a 250 and I would like a little more power. The upside of the Kat is that it has a bit more power and I feel comfortable riding it but once it is standing still it is very heavy (parking, getting it up on the center stand to clean it, etc) and I don't care that much for the looks of it. Right now I do not have the option of a new bike for myself (student loans stink!!!) so I need to choose between keeping mine or inheriting the Kat. Any opinions are welcome

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Go for the Kat. Nuttin' like experience with more weight/more power. Ride it long enough to get comfortable with it, then you'll know more 'bout what you want if you get a new one down the road. You'll also be more familiar with the weight, and stand less chance of dropping a new one in a parking lot mishap, etc.

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I agree - take the Kat and stash your cash. I think you'll get used to the weight faster than you think.

It turned out the kangaroo was right.
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Agreed. Working with a heavier bike will only make you appreciate a lighter bike more, once you do get one. If you are starved for more power and low on funds, take advantage of the situation you are in. Kats aren't the fastest, or best looking, things on the road, but at the same time they are very comfortable to ride. Take on the Kat for a while and save your $$. Just my $.02.
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My husband thinks I am nuts for even thinking about keeping the 250 instead of the Kat and so far everyone is agreeing with him. I guess since he is planning on moving up to something a with a little more power I would be silly to keep the 250

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one of my ex-wifes went from a.

250 kawi to a 600 katana...she loved it, was a natural up grade..
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Take the Kat. Sharpen your skills on it. Then, after a while, make your husband feel guilty about him buying a new bike and you having to use the old one. Sneak out and buy an '03 R6.

Once you try track, you never go back.
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Take the Kat. Sharpen your skills on it. Then, after a while, make your husband feel guilty about him buying a new bike and you having to use the old one. Sneak out and buy an '03 R6.
I like the way you think I wanted either a R6 or a ZX-6R as my next bike anyway (you can get a real good deal on the Kawi right now) but I guess that can wait and have one as my third bike.

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I wanted either a R6 or a ZX-6R as my next bike anyway (you can get a real good deal on the Kawi right now)...
R6 or 6R...hmmm...just ask me 'bout a 6R...go on, just ask me (I dare ya)!

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R6 or 6R...hmmm...just ask me 'bout a 6R...go on, just ask me (I dare ya)!
Shush!! You're biased.
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