I have in mind building a sweet corner carver over the winter for next season. Corner to corner speed is not important except for good all-around street power. I am deciding between a 2008-up Ninja 250R or a Suzuki GS500F. Both can be had for under $4K with super low miles. For those experienced with these two models which one will take to doing what I want it to do better?
I have been reading some really good info on the GS500's. Solid, bulletproof engine. Super easy maintenance and easy to work on. The chassis is stout as well. Good rubber is available if you go to a 150/60 in the rear. Add in exhaust/jet kit, Works Performance rear shock and Gold Valve/springs in the fork......that would be a fun bike to toss around.