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Thread: 700 Miles on a Kawasaki Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

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    Re: 700 Miles on a Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

    Nice story, well-written. You should consider submitting this tale to Cycle World or a mag similar... Would make a nice article.

    Hey, just to let you know I finally dropped the CD of photos in the mail....

    There's some more hot shots of the 250 on that disc --- coming your way.

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    Re: 700 Miles on a Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

    Let me introduce myself. I am the owner of the 250 Tim so eloquently described. I was happy to loan Tim my bike so that he could continue on this way. And the fact that he accepted demonstrated his professionalism and good nature.

    This story brings a smile to my face, envy to my heart and a tear to my eye.

    You see, I love Daisy, my little yellow Ninja. She carried me over 7000 miles in my first year of riding. From throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, down to Coalinga and up into the Sierra's.

    The one trip I did not take was down HW1 and into the California central coast where I attended college in SLO. But, my little yellow bike made the trip. And from Tim’s trip report, she had a good time, provider her rider with some fun as well as challenges and held her own against the big boys. You go Daisy!!

    But alias, I have purchased a new bike and Daisy is for sale. But, I have to admit reading this report gives me pause. Maybe I’ll keep her and make that trip down the coast…….

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    Re: 700 Miles on a Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

    I believe it's not what you ride, but how you ride it. The whole point is to get out and enjoy the roads. I may ride a rolling recliner, but for me, it's being out there that counts. Just be safe and enloy.
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    Re: 700 Miles on a Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

    Quote Originally Posted by CalifNative
    Let me introduce myself. I am the owner of the 250 Tim so eloquently described. I was happy to loan Tim my bike so that he could continue on this way. And the fact that he accepted demonstrated his professionalism and good nature.

    This story brings a smile to my face, envy to my heart and a tear to my eye.

    You see, I love Daisy, my little yellow Ninja. She carried me over 7000 miles in my first year of riding. From throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, down to Coalinga and up into the Sierra's.

    The one trip I did not take was down HW1 and into the California central coast where I attended college in SLO. But, my little yellow bike made the trip. And from Tim’s trip report, she had a good time, provider her rider with some fun as well as challenges and held her own against the big boys. You go Daisy!!

    But alias, I have purchased a new bike and Daisy is for sale. But, I have to admit reading this report gives me pause. Maybe I’ll keep her and make that trip down the coast…….

    Sue- your graciousness and generosity is beyond anyone's expectations! That you loaned your bike to someone you just met is huge and really speaks to your character. What an awesome, selfless act!

    (So, when is Tim letting you ride his Busa? )

    Daisy will show ya the way down the coast!
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    Re: 700 Miles on a Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

    Good write up Tim. I need to get my 18 year old daughter, Sarah, to read it. She recently said, "...face it Dad, I'm going to learn to ride and get a bike. It's in my blood. What did you expect? I think I'll start small, maybe an R6." What few hairs I have left started jumping ship. I think this little 250 is the perfect bike for a kid just starting out. Anything with two wheels and a motor is fun...I just have to convince Sarah.

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    Re: 700 Miles on a Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

    Buy Daisy for her and keep Daisy available for Tim's future 250 Tours!

    What a great group of riders and forum members!

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    Sue!

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    Re: 700 Miles on a Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxerdale
    Buy Daisy for her and keep Daisy available for Tim's future 250 Tours!
    I don't think a man should ride around too much on on a little yellow motorcycle named Daisy. It would probably suck the strength right out of him.
    Kind of like when Superman hangs out around kryptonite too long. I had a similar experience in a potpourri store. It was awful. My insurance company wouldn't pay for the ambulance ride and they made me pay for the candle display I knocked over while staggering out of the store.

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    Re: 700 Miles on a Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

    Great article! I love my 250.

    Thank you for giving me something I can take to the people who scoff at my bike.

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    Re: 700 Miles on a Ninja 250 - A motorcyclist's review

    Bravo Pashnit!

    I liked the article so much I just ran out and bought one of those baby ninjas. I plan on a yosemite trip before the valley gets too cold to be fun. Anyway, thank you for your exelent commentary on such a fun bike. You forgot to mention it gets 65MPG!! even with todays $3 a gallon it is still almost free to ride. Anyway, so far, I love it its my 100mph bicycle. Like you said, a true sportbike.

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