Originally Posted by leed
Man right now the only thing the 250 has on your bikes is cheap and longer lasting tires! I get between 50-55 on the usual. But the unusual thing is, I still get between 50-55 if I hit the twisties. The most I've ever gotten is 61, and the least I've ever gotten is 41.
I was getting about 65 mpg on average on my 07 Ninja 250. But once when I was trying to see how high it would go, I rode it really easy and hit 79 mpg.
Originally Posted by justavillain
Just picked up this little guy. I was looking for something to use for short runs in to town. I did the math and with my truck I loose about 1/2 a tank a week to these 6 mile runs. So I figure if I loose about 50 dollars a week in diesel I can fill the whole bike up a ton of times for that.
2007 Kawasaki ninja 250. I know its small I'm not a novice rider by any means (been riding dirt bikes since I was 8 and 25 now) didn't need a 600 or bigger. I might do one later but for now I'm happy with it.
That bike looks almost exactly like my last bike. It was a blue 07 Ninja 250 and I removed the flames as well. I have 2 suggestions for you.
1. Get better tires. Those are the tires that came on that bike and they SUCK. You won't believe how much better tires will change the way that bike rides. I went with Bridgestone Battlax BT45s.
2. Once you're comfy with the bike, replace the stock throttle body with an R6 throttle body. With the stock throttle body you can't go wide open throttle (WOT) with one twist of the wrist. You have to twist it, re-grip it, and then twist again. With the R6 throttle body, one full twist is WOT. While it doesn't actually make the bike any faster, it makes the throttle more responsive which makes it quicker.
And one of the coolest things about the old Ninja 250s is that they have a great online community. Check out the 250 Riders Club at
The Technical and Repair section there has anything you ever wanted to know about that bike.
Originally Posted by DyePaintballer2k11
I was told that bike insurance has little to do with age and gender, but rather on what type of bike is getting insured. How much truth is there to that?
That's not true. At 37 I had full coverage on a Ninja 250 and paid $300 a year. Full coverage for my 18 year old brother on a Ninja 250 is $99 a month.