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