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  • Originally posted by harikeshpk View Post
    its simple .. nobody spends 3.25 lakhs to buy " ninja 250 has a low poor end torque, the real deal kicks in only after 9k rpm, and hence it would struggle/will be difficult to ride in traffic ".. when u can buy CBR at almost half the price.

    there is no comparable bike to NINJA 250 in the universe today in its category.


    i hope that answers your question.
    With such a technical description, I'm sure it does!
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    • [QUOTE=soojy007;700478]i'm presently having a tug of war between baby ninja and baby blade and I have a doubt on what I have read in ninja 250r threads.

      i read that ninja 250 has a low poor end torque, the real deal kicks in only after 9k rpm, and hence it would struggle/will be difficult to ride in traffic whereas as cbr250 has a good proportion of torque across low-mid ranges as well, so for city riding purpose cbr is better.

      im not that much technically sound on these stuff. hence wanted to know from ninja riders here what difficulty are we talking about- we need to keep on revving?, shift between first 3 gears quite frequently? please enlighten me on city riding (bumper-bumper traffic) on a ninja.

      thanks a lot[/QU

      True..the fun starts higher in the rev range above 7k, but that does not mean the Ninja struggles below that. I have ridden in at all rpm's in all conditions and it has never struggled.
      Further, to help you decide I'll ask you a question - What would you rather prefer, a big Karizma or a small Superbike?
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      • thanks guys, when i read "ninja-poor end torque (another thread)" i was under the assumption that one must keep on revving it(more than what may be needed for say a pulsar) in lower gears, to keep the rpm high, to move through the traffic orelse the power would cut down.

        @bluevolt - thats exactly i was worrying about, i thought ninja is a slow starter, acceleration wise, in traffic. thank you for clearing it.
        @ toolkit - acceleration is linear - yea i do, understand - but at higher rpms there is definitely kick in back/jerking neck feel , rt?.
        @yasser - never liked any off hero bikes, so cant comment on karizma, had a lovable pulsar 150 for more than 5 years before moving out of country 2 years back. never have driven a superbike bike either so,

        i will take a test ride on baby ninja and baby blade which is more off a sports tourer than mini superbike i guess, this week and seek help if required.

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        • Came across this
          What tire makes are available that fit the 250? - Ninja250Wiki

          Should be helpful to you guys.
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          • Originally posted by RanjithMN View Post
            Came across this
            What tire makes are available that fit the 250? - Ninja250Wiki

            Should be helpful to you guys.
            came across this site sometime back but got confused with the sizes of tyres mentioned in this site,this site says,
            rear tyre size :130/90-16
            front tyre size :100/90-16
            may be this sizes correspond to prev-gen ninjas!!!


            this one gives a comparison between different brands of tyre..found it to be useful Ninjette tires reviewed in Bike - ninjette.org.
            anyone here using bridgestone tyre???
            Last edited by harsha645; 09-12-2011, 02:14 AM.
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            • Originally posted by RanjithMN View Post
              Came across this
              What tire makes are available that fit the 250? - Ninja250Wiki

              Should be helpful to you guys.
              With the introduction of the Honda CBR250R & the YZF-R15 Version 2.0, Continental & MRF (radials) respectively are available as another option. Both being 130/70 - 17".

              With the recent ISI mandate for all tyres, availability & prices of imports like Pirellis, Bridgestones etc are already a matter of concern.
              Seems like these 2 bikes are a blessing in disguise for Ninja250R owners.

              My views on the YZF-R15 V2.0: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post699240

              The pleasure is when your rear wheel slides, and you bring it back; and when the front wheel lifts, you take your time bringing it back.

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              • Originally posted by tibby View Post
                With the introduction of the Honda CBR250R & the YZF-R15 Version 2.0, Continental & MRF (radials) respectively are available as another option. Both being 130/70 - 17".

                With the recent ISI mandate for all tyres, availability & prices of imports like Pirellis, Bridgestones etc are already a matter of concern.
                Seems like these 2 bikes are a blessing in disguise for Ninja250R owners.
                +100 to that

                size of rear tyre of cbr250r is 140/70-17"(upsize for n250r) and that of r15v2 is 130/70-17"(same size of n250r).

                are those mrf tyres better than IRCs in in terms of grip and handling??
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                • Originally posted by harsha645 View Post
                  +100 to that

                  size of rear tyre of cbr250r is 140/70-17"(upsize for n250r) and that of r15v2 is 130/70-17"(same size of n250r).

                  are those mrf tyres better than IRCs in in terms of grip and handling??
                  Oopsie!! I thought the CBR was the same.

                  I have read quite a bit of grip related issues with the stock IRC tyres for the Ninja250 here. The R15 Version 2.0 with soft compound tyres (like the earlier version) will definitely give much better grip, but will obviously wear out faster.
                  Compatibility with the Kwacker should not be an issue as the specs are identical.

                  Not sure if the MRF tyres are available as yet coz they were custom made for Yamaha, & the bike has just been launched a few days ago.

                  My views on the YZF-R15 V2.0: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post699240

                  The pleasure is when your rear wheel slides, and you bring it back; and when the front wheel lifts, you take your time bringing it back.

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                  • yes but the only problem is the availability and the ability to source pirelli sport demons/bridgestone bt45 (hopefully correct name?)

                    in terms of wear and longevity - bt45's last longer than sport demons
                    in terms of grip and handling - sport demons any day!

                    IRC's are superior to the bt45 in terms of longevity but inferior to both the tyres for grip/handling!

                    p.s. can anyone who currently has the sport demons on their ninja comment on the life span of the rear tyre??? some are saying 6000km and some are even saying 4000km. Yes i am aware that it varies greatly depending on the conditions but roughly???
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                    • Originally posted by therealabhinav View Post
                      yes but the only problem is the availability and the ability to source pirelli sport demons/bridgestone bt45 (hopefully correct name?)
                      Agreed! Precisely why the Continental (CBR250R) & MRF (R15 V2.0) can be put to test.
                      Being manufactured in India, they would come cheaper too.

                      My views on the YZF-R15 V2.0: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post699240

                      The pleasure is when your rear wheel slides, and you bring it back; and when the front wheel lifts, you take your time bringing it back.

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                      • Originally posted by tibby View Post
                        Agreed! Precisely why the Continental (CBR250R) & MRF (R15 V2.0) can be put to test.
                        Being manufactured in India, they would come cheaper too.
                        i am keen on testin MRF tyres(as they are soft comp and are of same size).i think we can get the tyres once the first lot of R15 V2 are out!!
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                        • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                          That is because the fuel sensor is located towards the seat side of the fuel tank, so a change in road gradient will cause the light to come on and off. One might have only 2 litres of fuel left but would not see the light come on constantly if you are riding on a constant incline.

                          The safe thing to do is to remember when the light showed up for the first time and then fill within a 80 km range. I have even done 130 kms after the fuel light showed up, and I ran out of fuel just outside a petrol station. But I doubt if everyone will be that lucky!
                          Yes, that's very true. I've noticed it too. Your advise is the best one, best to fill-up within 60-80kms range.

                          Originally posted by Kiran bhor View Post
                          Congratulations for your bike..whether you are planning for crash kit...???? or can anyone suggest good quality crash kit available for Ninja ??
                          You can check in goforkrp.com or planetdsg.com for the crash bobbins.
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                          • Originally posted by therealabhinav View Post

                            p.s. can anyone who currently has the sport demons on their ninja comment on the life span of the rear tyre??? some are saying 6000km and some are even saying 4000km. Yes i am aware that it varies greatly depending on the conditions but roughly???
                            Changed the rear at 16,000 km. Right the bike is at 25,000 kms and the tyre can take 5000 more. So I think there is no difference in the life of the Pirellis vs the IRC. And after riding 9,000 kms on Pirellis, I can say that IRC sucks.

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                            • hmmmm.... if R15 V2.0 has MRF, 130, I may give it a shot as I have comepleted around 12K+ now on those IRC's.

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                              • Since, Ninja has 2 bulbs in the headlight... So, do they both glow at a time? or one works like low beam and other high beam just like Pulsar 220??
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