Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
In a crowded urban environment, a Ninja 250 would be a pretty fun bike. They aren't slow, easily able to keep up with traffic and out-accelerate most cars 0-60. Top speed is about 105 mph. Gas mileage would be absolutely killer. I think you can get 70 mpg on a Ninja 250. And snaksht is right, the redesigned 2008's are really good looking bikes. But you would have to stir the engine up a bit for highway motoring and I think that is where the concern is. If you'll be riding on really crowded, rush-hour freeways where you're lucky to just get up to 60 mph, then the 250 probably would be just fine. But if you'll be needing to maintain 75+ and still have some reserve for passing, then something bigger might be called for. (Ninja 500R, 650R, Suzuki GS 500F, SV-650)
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