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post #1 of 7 Old 11-21-2018, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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still luvin on small bore bikes

my 2008 newgen 250r


my 2010 newgen 250r special edition


my 2016 ktm duke 390
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-23-2018, 04:15 PM
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I'd like to see some more recent pics with well worn tires.

I used to scrub the mold release off further than what I can see on the Green 2010 250R in a 5 mile 'Brand New Initial Test Ride' when we were a dealership, on a straight road. haha

I'd seat the brakes also.

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the duke 390 goes to the dragon in the spring. always rode up, never trailered

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It is more fun to ride a smaller, slower bike closer to its maximum capabilities than a modern open class missile at 50% speed on tighter public roads, yes?

I can see on the Red 250R that you are using 95% of the tire tread, thats a plenty on busier public roads. Leaves a little safety margin.

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It is more fun to ride a smaller, slower bike closer to its maximum capabilities than a modern open class missile at 50% speed on tighter public roads, yes?

I can see on the Red 250R that you are using 95% of the tire tread, thats a plenty on busier public roads. Leaves a little safety margin. <img src="http://www.klrforum.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
i think why i went from zrx 1200's to 250 ninja's is horsepower. 31 horses and a nimble chassis make for a great/useable bike. parts are cheap and the ningette forum is great. one thing about the dragon is that on the edge of the pavement it drops off like a foot to a foot and a half to dirt. sometimes too much power can get you in a lot of trouble there. the 250 likes to be abused and makes good power from 10,000 to 13500. now the duke 390 is another story. its like a scalpel, short wheel base, low center of gravity and a very torquey powerband. still learning to ride that one. you sit up like a dirt bike. I had to put a piggyback bazzaz fuel controller on there as it is set up way too lean. I put a self mapper on to generate my own fuel maps. the ninja 250's thankfully have carburators. I'll sell ya the green one if your interested. has less than 5000 miles. I bought it off a cop that stored for 8 years straight.
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the 250r's were a smash hit at the dragon. never has a small bike had such a big heart. hard to kill em.
I'm in the middle. i let my buddy ride my green one on right.
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