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    I love your honesty and totally docile/innocent childlike manner of asking a question.
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    when i ride bullet before my bullet was solid condition but i once race with a Ceilo car and my engine size. mechancic say bullet is good bike but no racing. it is good for three people and very powerful.
    one day when i become rich i but ducati and then I race with cars. not now.
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    • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
      People have just started getting this bike, and they would have to limit the revs for the first few weeks. Besides, only a couple of guys have got their bike serviced yet...

      Check this thread a few months later, and you should have the information you need.
      Originally posted by xinfii View Post
      There is one available in this link, if it might interest you...

      Thrills of touring: Kawasaki Ninja 250R - A new owner's experience
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      • @pp180 - i havent ridden the bike, but im sure, it will pull much much better above 110. Also for your query, buy the ninja, enjoy it for 2-3 years minimum. Then look at upgrading.

        I also enjoy the ggn expressway everyday from gurgaon to the airport in the middle of the night, and i get to max out the R15 more than once. Occasionally i feel the need for a faster bike, which i feel the ninja will suffice greatly.

        So the next 2-3 years get you the handling and control needed for a powerful machine, you save the money also, which lets you buy the R1.


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        • I heard/read from somewhere that the roll on figures are worse than 180rtr and 220 ? So you gotta keep the bike revved nicely to stay ahead
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          • Originally posted by pp180 View Post
            This forum might not be correct one to ask questions , But i am totally confused so only you guys can help , so decided to put my questions in this forum.
            1.How is the acceleration of Ninja compared to P220 Dtsi (i Just bought it two month back).Is there a significant leap in acceleration.
            2.I have reached 136km\hr on my 220 , and regularly do 110-115 ( as my office is located in gurgaon , enough free stretches to give your bike a full rip).... How is the acceleration of Ninja after 110 km\hr .Is it really fast after 110 to reach 150..
            3.How is the ride feel ....I mean in terms of straight line stability , maneuverability ,riding posture( does it hurts wrists or back after riding ninja for 30-40 mins )

            Finally after all three questions , would you suggest me to go for Ninja.I am plannning to Buy R1 but won't be able to buy it before 2-3 years .
            I have the done my saving for NINJA to buy it it full downpayment ( without any loan ) .so should i go for ninja or wait for 2-3 years ..Save 3 Lacs approx (ninja price ) and save 5 lacs more in 2-3 years and Make 8 lacs as downpayment for R1 and BUY R1 after 2-3 years. I am 26 now (Not married) living with my parents.Please help me guys to take my decision .

            Now Here is the catch , The roads\stereches leading to my office is bikers dream ( good open highway for 15-18 km), also my office timing are mostly non-peak hours (Due to shift timimg),So one can easily explore his bike potential to full on daily basis .
            So if i bought NINJA , It will be used as a second bike , just for weekend ride initially But i know i will be tempted to use it for daily commuting and finally it will be used for daily commuting.

            Please guys help me out .
            Just like others, I like your frank attitude. Here are some of my thoughts:
            1. The 220, unlike a normal Indian bike, has good power to put itself above the crest. So don't repent about your purchase.
            2. For me, the 3L investment in the Ninja is not for a extreme high speed ride. But rather it is for the ride quality this bike can offer at a speed of 120 kmph. (Now think, what is 120 for a superbike?)
            3. I don't think anyone here would have have enough high speed miles with the Ninja, since most bikes are new. But it would be a fact that the Ninja would have more power than the 220. But not enough, when you certainly bring R1 into the picture. So I would recommend you to enjoy your 220 for a while and go for the R1. You will truly appreciate it.
            4. I own both 220 as well as a Ninja, and I'm totally happy with both. The 220 is a very practical bike to tour. The Ninja is just for a high speed highway pleasure with ride quality.

            I hope I have given you a fair explanation.
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            • Originally posted by xinfii View Post
              Just like others, I like your frank attitude. Here are some of my thoughts:
              1. I own both 220 as well as a Ninja, and I'm totally happy with both. The 220 is a very practical bike to tour. The Ninja is just for a high speed highway pleasure with ride quality.

              I hope I have given you a fair explanation.
              Honestly I do not agree with your above statement. I ride Ninja every day in bumper to bumper traffic. The balance & power of bike makes for an extremely comfortable city bike as well.
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              • @pp180: Put in simple terms, it is a BETTER motorcycle than the P220 DTS-i/Fi. You just cannot compare a Japanese machine with an Indian one. Although, the P220 has good power and torque, but the Ninja WILL give yo way more excitement than the P220 can ever hope to! Ofcourse, the initial acceleration of the P220 seems to be better, although that is very much debatable, but past the 4k RPM, the Ninja leaves every other motorcycle to eat dust; quite literally!

                As for speeds past the 110km/hr., the Ninja does a 100km/hr. in the third gear itself (redlining it ofcourse), but it does 150km/hr. quite effortlessly. You wouldn't really notice when it has touched a 140km/hr., it's so smooth and vibration free, unlike the Pulsars.

                Ofcourse, when you bring a full blown litre class into a picture (like the R1), the Ninja just doesn't stand a chance, but think about it - you won't really be able to use the R1 day in and day out, especially during the peak hour traffic and north India summers. It gets HOT like hell, it will put blisters onto your thighs every time you take her out during peak times, and it'll require more moolah from you (both in terms of fuel and servicings/ etc.). However, like Ken da always says - "Nothing like a Superbike!"

                Overall, I would say, you should buy the Ninja 250R; it'll easily keep you satisfied for atleast a couple of years, if not more. It's a VERY practical, no-frills bike.

                P.S: You won't feel ANY stress on your body while/ after riding the Ninja 250R, even for long stretches at one go; on the contrary, it's like doing 45 minutes on the gym each time you ride a litre class bike even for 10 odd minutes, it's THAT involving (both in terms of tiring and fun), if you may say that!
                :)

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                • Originally posted by Aryan View Post
                  P.S: You won't feel ANY stress on your body while/ after riding the Ninja 250R, even for long stretches at one go; on the contrary, it's like doing 45 minutes on the gym each time you ride a litre class bike even for 10 odd minutes, it's THAT involving (both in terms of tiring and fun), if you may say that!
                  I second that, I haven't ridden it, but the moment I sat on it, I felt the riding stance was much more friendly than my R15's!

                  Originally posted by xinfii View Post
                  2. For me, the 3L investment in the Ninja is not for a extreme high speed ride. But rather it is for the ride quality this bike can offer at a speed of 120 kmph.
                  My precise reason for buying the Ninja, inspite of having an R15. No 220/R15 can ever give that confidence&ride feel that the Ninja gives at 120kmph.
                  Last edited by Sarvajit; 11-05-2009, 12:20 PM.
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                  • Hi Praveen!.. Congrats on your new bike dude.. Ride safe.. have fun!!

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                    • Originally posted by Aryan View Post
                      "Nothing like a Superbike!"
                      i love that statement!!

                      Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                      No 220/R15 can ever give that confidence&ride feel that the Ninja gives at 120kmph.
                      i dont know about 220 cause i have not pushed it to limits but i am quite comfortable on r15 at any speed be it 30 or 130!!
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                      • Originally posted by Aryan View Post
                        As for speeds past the 110km/hr., the Ninja does a 100km/hr. in the third gear itself (redlining it ofcourse), but it does 150km/hr. quite effortlessly. You wouldn't really notice when it has touched a 140km/hr., it's so smooth and vibration free, unlike the Pulsars.
                        After my first servicing I am now riding the bike like I had stolen it.
                        I refuse to baby sit my bike anymore!

                        The Ninja will do 100 in the 3rd gear. You dont necessarily have to redline it.
                        Shifting first at 11K and second at 9K will result in you doing 100kmph in 3rd at around 9k
                        You got 3 more to go and if you dont let of the throttle then the Ninja just goes on accumulating speed as if its no big deal at all. The class of doing 140 kmph on a Ninja as I just realised yesterday is that you only realise of the speed when u look at the speedo. With me tucked behind the air shield i can cruise at 140kmph without any vibrations or instability issues. Add to that a lovely high pitched tone that the engine is emitting at these speeds.

                        Unfortunately I have never ridden the 220. I would even like to own it tbh. It seems more like a pioneer in Indian Biking Scenario. Isnt perfect in itself but it gets more respect from me than the Ninja for doing what it does with meager resources at disposal. 220 is more like an american quarter mile muscle car for me. They never were refined...but the power feeling that one could get while riding one was a reason enough to go ahead and buy them.
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                        when i ride bullet before my bullet was solid condition but i once race with a Ceilo car and my engine size. mechancic say bullet is good bike but no racing. it is good for three people and very powerful.
                        one day when i become rich i but ducati and then I race with cars. not now.
                        kamlesh kanda
                        NO PACE TOO SLOW
                        IF you're at all going to be a respectable rider one day, leave your pride at the "door."

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                        • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                          After my first servicing I am now riding the bike like I had stolen it.
                          I refuse to baby sit my bike anymore!

                          The Ninja will do 100 in the 3rd gear. You dont necessarily have to redline it.
                          Shifting first at 11K and second at 9K will result in you doing 100kmph in 3rd at around 9k
                          You got 3 more to go and if you dont let of the throttle then the Ninja just goes on accumulating speed as if its no big deal at all. The class of doing 140 kmph on a Ninja as I just realised yesterday is that you only realise of the speed when u look at the speedo. With me tucked behind the air shield i can cruise at 140kmph without any vibrations or instability issues. Add to that a lovely high pitched tone that the engine is emitting at these speeds.

                          Unfortunately I have never ridden the 220. I would even like to own it tbh. It seems more like a pioneer in Indian Biking Scenario. Isnt perfect in itself but it gets more respect from me than the Ninja for doing what it does with meager resources at disposal. 220 is more like an american quarter mile muscle car for me. They never were refined...but the power feeling that one could get while riding one was a reason enough to go ahead and buy them.
                          +1....and i am sure Pulsar could take more beating of indian roads.....

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                          Last edited by Mindgrinder; 11-06-2009, 08:26 AM.
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                          • insights into performance after the 1st servicing....

                            Since at least a couple of the ninja owners over here would have got their bike serviced, they could throw some more light into the bikes top end performance and compare it with some of the best Indian bikes they have ridden. Also feel free to quote the top speed achieved by you guys. moreover let us know in what manner it was achieved....
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                            • Originally posted by xinfii View Post
                              I own both 220 as well as a Ninja, and I'm totally happy with both. The 220 is a very practical bike to tour. The Ninja is just for a high speed highway pleasure with ride quality.
                              I am surprised at this reply! Very surprised.

                              Originally posted by Aryan View Post
                              @pp180: Put in simple terms, it is a BETTER motorcycle than the P220 DTS-i/Fi. You just cannot compare a Japanese machine with an Indian one.
                              I tend to agree with that more than the previous quote!

                              Originally posted by Aryan View Post
                              P.S: You won't feel ANY stress on your body while/ after riding the Ninja 250R, even for long stretches at one go; on the contrary, it's like doing 45 minutes on the gym each time you ride a litre class bike even for 10 odd minutes, it's THAT involving (both in terms of tiring and fun), if you may say that!
                              THAT I can vouch for!

                              Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
                              Secondly, I had raised the issue of daytime running lights just because I was irritated by continuous gestures by oncoming traffic about my headlight. It made me feel like a dork who has borrowed a bike from a friend and who dosen't know how to turn off the light. At 2.96L, I should have a choice of turning the lights off.
                              Why don't I feel like a dork when I ride any/all of my bikes through the interiors of parochial and patriarchal Haryana and these people signal me to switch off my headlights in broad daylight!

                              Originally posted by Mindgrinder View Post
                              nope you cannot justifiy things by saying educated forums or you do it, read the link it says scandavian had dark days, so these things might work in Delhi dark winters, but you have to accept indian days are 10 times brighter....and believe me in Delhi summers at 1 pm in day, ppl would not even notice your headlight its so damn bright...the point is if you are paying a customized price of 3 lakh due to Indian duties, bajaj should have made an effort to give this option...
                              I hope you have educated yourself further in such matters since you posted this!
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                              • Lets not compare 220 with Ninja. Ninja's performance & 220's performance cannot be compared. 220 has got respect since it's completely an Indian Product manufactured by an Indian company. It has got many + points which, I guess, many of us won't even appreciate.

                                Ninja, on the other hand belongs to a completely different league. The kind of performance you get from Ninja, you cannot even dream of getting it from 220, R15 or ZMR. If I had the money then a Ninja & 220 would have adorn the driveway of my house

                                So I guess we should stop comparing Ninja with any other product in this thread & keep it reserved only for the green machine
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