Vlog of why I decided to buy a ninja 250. sorry if the audio isn't good.

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    • Sofian Pian
      Sofian Pian

      no sound??

      about 3 years ago
    • Monztuh Angel
      Monztuh Angel

      thats the same bike i got a few days ago lol.

      about 3 years ago
    • Hassan Cheema
      Hassan Cheema

      I bought a 2011 Ninja 250 Special Edition (just cool paint) for $2600 around the time this video was posted. Awkward.

      about 4 years ago
    • Sam Maxwell
      Sam Maxwell

      Good point about buying a used bike if you're a new rider: a used bike has been broken in. All you gotta do is grab n go!

      about 5 years ago
    • Sechatmon10
      Sechatmon10

      No it's fine, don't worry about it. Thanks though!!

      about 5 years ago
    • David Hocken
      David Hocken

      do you still ride the 250? or since this video is kinda old im guessing you've upgraded?

      about 5 years ago
    • M2rkie
      M2rkie In reply to David Hocken

      I prefer ninja 250, bought one myself a few days ago :D cbr 250 didn't do the cut for me.

      about 3 years ago
    • trenton mackey
      trenton mackey In reply to David Hocken

      +garrisonboobs what's the better starter bike? ninja 250? or the cbr 250r? for an starter? been looking at maybe buying one to start out. then I'll upgrade to an 600cc. yeah my brother has an ZX-6R and I'm almost 100% flat footed on his bike. so I'm sure when I get my 600cc I'll be able to handle it's size and power.

      about 3 years ago
    • David Hocken
      David Hocken In reply to David Hocken

      oh alright im gonna take mine at mission college in santa clara

      about 5 years ago
    • Gchin
      Gchin In reply to David Hocken

      @David Hocken yea they're great bikes. and i took the msf course at the college of san mateo. 

      about 5 years ago
    • David Hocken
      David Hocken In reply to David Hocken

      oh yeah i figured, im planning on picking up a 250R VERY soon. Which MSF course did you go to since i noticed your in the bay.

      about 5 years ago
    • Kat
      Kat

      awesome video! would this bike be suited to someone really small - as in not very heavy! (i'm 5'1 and weight 48kgs) and I don't think i'd be able to ride a heavy bike in the city.

      about 5 years ago
    • Sechatmon10
      Sechatmon10

      what guy did you contact to buy the bike from? it seems you are a bay area resident by the road signs and I too live in the bay area. let me know please

      about 5 years ago
    • Gchin
      Gchin In reply to Sechatmon10

      yea i am. i got the bike off craigslist from a guy in berkley. it was awhile ago but i'll try to dig up an old email if you want. 

      about 5 years ago
    • Cassidy Masters
      Cassidy Masters

      Thank you for the video! I currently drive a manual car. When I slow down I just flip it into neutral and slow down that way. Do I have to downshift when on a bike? I'm planning on picking up this bike at the begging of next year as my first bike. What do you think about the breaks? The past two videos I've seen have complained that they dont grab too well.

      about 5 years ago
    • Braedon H
      Braedon H In reply to Cassidy Masters

      Id learn to downshift. Saves your brakes a hell of a lot.

      about 4 years ago
    • Sam Maxwell
      Sam Maxwell In reply to Cassidy Masters

      Something to consider is that on a bike you can't go straight from any gear to neutral like in a car unless of course you're in 1st or 2nd as N is halfway between the two. On a bike you have to click through each gear, so its worth the practice to engine brake when coming to a stop :)

      about 5 years ago
    • Gchin
      Gchin In reply to Cassidy Masters

      you dont have to downshift although it makes it way easier to slow down because you'll have engine braking helping. the brakes on this bike were fine for me. its a small bike and doesn't need much to slow down. 

      about 5 years ago
    • Pouestah
      Pouestah

      thanks for the vid! I would of liked a video about what to look for when buying a used 250r since now it's all 300s. I am dying to buy one for the summer but have no one to help me look at them with sellers and is afraid to get scammed.

      about 5 years ago
    • supraking85
      supraking85 In reply to Pouestah

      look for pwnsjones, hes done one

      about 5 years ago
    • David C
      David C

      Hey buddy or anyone who can answer. So I just got a 2012 ninja250. It's winter. And my bike keeps stalling when I give it gas. Could it be that my engine needs to be warmer than it is or is something wrong? And should I be worried about the open hoses at the bottom of the bike? One of them leaked a drop of green liquid.

      about 6 years ago
    • Sam Maxwell
      Sam Maxwell In reply to David C

      Use your choke when starting cold - that's what it's there for :)

      about 5 years ago
    • It Works
      It Works In reply to David C

      @David Chang I'm no expert but it might be something with the carburetor. It could be running too lean OR yeah you might just have to wait a little longer to let it warm up.

      about 5 years ago
    • David C
      David C In reply to David C

      @garrisonboobs like3-5 minutes. i should probably let it warm up longer though? since its winter, and its really cold.

      about 6 years ago
    • Gchin
      Gchin In reply to David C

      how long do you let it warm up for? and that open hose is fine. its supposed to be there for overflow

      about 6 years ago
    • bogdan Tanasie
      bogdan Tanasie

      How much fuel per 60 miles ( litres per 100 km) it consume ?

      about 6 years ago
    • Kenny Brown
      Kenny Brown

      Think about it. It's obviously not a 2 stroke because you don't mix the gas with oil.

      about 6 years ago
    • Mike
      Mike

      Thanks for the awesome vid!

      about 6 years ago
    • MotoShaman
      MotoShaman

      Depends on the maturity level of the teenager. Personally I would recommend something they can't get on the freeway on like the new Honda Grom. However, if you feel they are mature enough to not be trying to race their friends' cars on the bike than yes, but nothing bigger than a 250. Also, maybe enroll the teenager in a Motorcycle Safety Course.

      about 6 years ago
    • Jason Gomez
      Jason Gomez

      Feelings about putting this in the hands of a teenager?!

      about 6 years ago
    • Brian Ocasio
      Brian Ocasio

      Great video, thank you for giving me information about this beautiful bike. I have the same exact one that I purchased today! Safe Driving!

      about 6 years ago
    • tbarisi
      tbarisi

      the 250 ninja is the perfect beginner/commuter bike out there. check out my 250r ninja vids :)

      about 6 years ago
    • TheSelfProclaimedPro
      TheSelfProclaimedPro

      See, I'm really wanting a 250r as my first bike because of all it's benefits. I mainly drive city, however there are many places where the speed limit is 55 (thus I easily do 60-70). I've driven a 1993 altima that could easily do 100mph on the highway and am now driving a 1996 mustang which pulls pretty nice even at 70-100.

      I'm just afraid I'll enjoy the 250 too much and then bring it to the freeway and be extremely disappointed. Hopefully the 250r has plenty of torqe in 1st/2nd?

      about 6 years ago
    • Brendan BerbleSnap
      Brendan BerbleSnap

      were in the bay?

      about 6 years ago
    • Gchin
      Gchin

      yes. bay area

      about 6 years ago
    • Gchin
      Gchin

      the ninja 250 or 300 is the best entry level sport bike. I would try to go sit on one at a dealership to see if its good. you can also lower them more too. any bike that is lowered will be good for a shorter person but for someone starting off and needing a small bike i recommend the ninja 250/300 or cbr250 depending on which you like better.

      about 6 years ago
    • Kristina Jaime
      Kristina Jaime

      What bike would you recommend for a shorter person?

      about 6 years ago
    • Gchin
      Gchin

      yea i think its the perfect bike for what you want. it has plenty power but not enough to get you in serious trouble lol. its great on gas and good for commuting like you say you are going to do. its small and easy to maneuver.

      about 6 years ago
    • Luis  Gonzalez
      Luis Gonzalez

      Hey Dude, I'm only 15 and I recently wanted a bike, and I wanna use it to get to places I need to go, like to school or a friends house. I live in the Suburbs which is a decent place for a ninja 250r, right.? Anyways, I'm just asking if this bike is the right one for me, I really want it and I just want someone else's prospective, thanks man.

      about 6 years ago
    • Señor Grizzzly
      Señor Grizzzly

      Nice video! I'm looking to get started riding this year, this video was very helpful man thanks.

      about 6 years ago
    • Brendan BerbleSnap
      Brendan BerbleSnap

      is this in cali?

      about 6 years ago
    • Gchin
      Gchin

      all motorcycles are mainly manual.

      about 6 years ago
    • Manuel carrera
      Manuel carrera

      Is it automatic or manual

      about 6 years ago
    • Gchin
      Gchin

      if you can afford it yes. its a great bike and that extra power can still keep up with a 600. most people buy 250s then upgrade but i really think the 300 satisfies all the needs to upgrade to a bigger bike so you'll save money.

      about 6 years ago