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    Thread: 2012 CBR250R 2000 mile update

    1. Member rpmk4's Avatar
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      05-30-2012 10:58 AM #1
      I bought this bad boy on 4-2-12 with 2 miles on the odometer. First thing i have to say is they look pretty good for a small bike. I get asked about it quite often and very few people realize it is a 250. Second thing i love about it is the light weight, extremely fun to toss around, you almost don't have to do anything to make it corner, just look and it goes. Seating postition is great, doesn't lean over too far but still gives you the slight feel of an aggressive riding postition. It also has a super easy clutch pull, almost too easy, feels a little vague every now and then compared to my dirtbike as an example.

      It does okay on the highway but that is not what this bike is for. 6th gear at 50mph is right at 5 grand on the tach and obviously only goes up from there. The best thing about this bike though, gas mileage! So far i have averaged 75mpg. You can ride the crap out of it and get 72 or take it easy and get 80. My last two tanks have been 77.

      While i wish it had about 10 more hp, the reliabiltiy should be great and the 16000 mile valve check intervals are nice as well. I have no real complaints of it so far and would recommend it to anyone. On to some pics...

      bringing it home

      ugly exhaust




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      05-30-2012 11:19 AM #2
      Nice! I really that bike...especially in the red / white/ blue color scheme.

      If you want to make it a bit more comfortable at higher speeds (aka highway) you should be able to go up a tooth on the front sprocket. Check out CBR250.net and do a search- I'm sure some owners have already done this mod.

      *I'm about to do this on my Suzuki 250 - go from a 15t to a 16t - everyone that has made the switch say it is definitely worthwhile.

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      05-30-2012 11:33 AM #3
      i thought about doing a tooth on the front but i very rarely cruise above 50 so i think im gonna keep it the way it is. it at least feels a little peppy now, one tooth on the front i think would kill the fun with only 23hp on tap.

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      05-30-2012 11:33 AM #4
      look'n good. I like it w/ the new pipe.
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      05-30-2012 11:37 AM #5
      thanks. between that and the fender eliminator it really cleaned up nicely. The pipe is great as long as you remember it's gonna sound like a dirtbike

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      05-31-2012 10:38 AM #6
      How are you finding it overall for cruising the city streets?
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