In this vlog I talk about the pro's and con's of the ninja 250. This is one of the most common beginner questions and the two main points I like to get across are;
1.) The 250 has ample power for a new rider INCLUDING highway speeds.
2.) The 250 is limited in braking power (2up) and lacks super quick acceleration.
*Sometimes super quick acceleration can keep you out of harms way, however that same quickness can also kill or seriously injure you.
The best way to choose a bike is to visit the dealerships and sit on all the bikes you like to find a good fit, and then do a honest assessment of yourself. Are you mature and trained enough for the power?, or are you inexperienced and a little on the show off side?
125cc up to a 650cc bikes can be good starter choices depending on the individual.
Super-sport 600cc to 1000cc bikes are not a good choice for most beginners. Yes that's right a 650cc has less power than a super-sport 600cc. Research is key new riders.
It only takes one bad decision to have a lifetime of consequences.

Intro music credit:
"Decisions" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Royalty Free Music

Comments

    • Ryder Kick!
      Ryder Kick!

      Thank you so much for this video. I get so sick of people saying that the 250cc has no power, and you can't ride it on the highway.

      about 4 months ago
    • Meme Machine
      Meme Machine

      Trash: your opinion
      You can use a 250 ninja forever if you like it
      Stop trying to tell people they can't
      I'm sick of hearing people tell other people they're going to get bored of their bike
      Motorcycle displacement isn't your cock size
      I've seen a 250 ninja beat 600's on the race track
      It's more fun to go fast on a small bike than slow on a big bike

      about 4 months ago
    • Karl Bryant
      Karl Bryant

      Are cruisers good for a beginner rider?

      about 10 months ago
    • Jonathon ober Jonny ober
      Jonathon ober Jonny ober

      Nice video,I've never rode anything and I bought a 09 250 ninga and it's sweet to me..

      about 1 year ago
    • Sam Cyanide
      Sam Cyanide

      where are you in the world that isn't the USA but has that many pickup trucks and has a pretty American accent

      about 2 years ago
    • hassan olabode
      hassan olabode

      hello,please am about to get a 250r,just want to know can it go long distance and i mean real long distance?also what kind of issues may arise after a while of owning it?thanks in adv

      about 2 years ago
    • Petrichor screen
      Petrichor screen

      Of course they say the ninja 250 has no power, the ones who are saying this are in fact comparing it to super sports bikes. For the category that it is in, the 250 is a great machine.

      about 2 years ago
    • jimmie
      jimmie

      What bike is he on, that isn't a 250 speedo

      about 3 years ago
    • CarSon Tshering
      CarSon Tshering In reply to jimmie

      jimmie ZX6R

      about 1 year ago
    • Noe Becerra
      Noe Becerra

      where can I get some frame sliders like those

      about 3 years ago
    • SheriffGotcha
      SheriffGotcha

      I've had my '09 Ninja 250 for 14 days now at this point, first bike I've ever owned. Ridden it maybe 100 miles or so now and I can already see myself outgrowing it. I suppose it doesn't help that my riding buddy has a GSX-R 750. To anyone who asks though I would definitely suggest getting one. Get it, ride it for a couple months and sell it for the same price you bought it for and get the bike you've always wanted. I'm glad I started on the smaller bike. Also, having that GSX-R to compare it to is very helpful, but not everyone has an asset like that.

      about 3 years ago
    • Glorious-D
      Glorious-D In reply to SheriffGotcha

      How about you get good at riding first.. I promise you you're not out growing it. If all you care about is going really fast prepare for some speeding tickets and increase in insurance premiums. I have a bandit 1200 and pick my ninja 300 over it like 99% of the time

      about 3 years ago
    • Jon P
      Jon P

      I ALWAYS hit 80 - 85 mph when I'm on the highway or freeway in California because the rate of travel for traffic is easily 20 mph over the speed limit. I'm shocked CHP does not hand out speeding tickets, as 1/3 of traffic passes me going 90 mph and 10% hitting close to 100 mph with a 65 mph speed limit (70 on Highway 5) but it's not comfortable for extended duration, meaning 1 hour or more of 80 mph travel on the Ninja 250. IMO the 250 is perfect for riding within the city - less likely to be stolen, easy to park and quick at the 40 mph range, weaving through traffic. My only comparison is to 600s as I haven't owned anything bigger than 600 to date.

      about 3 years ago
    • Ayo Wright
      Ayo Wright

      250s are boring.... i taught myself how to ride and my first bike was a 98 bandit 600. i was scared as fuck the first 2 days, but after a month it felt like it wasn't powerful enough.

      about 3 years ago
    • Glorious-D
      Glorious-D In reply to Ayo Wright

      My first was a 02 bandit 1200😏

      about 3 years ago
    • Steven E
      Steven E

      ah the letter zed lol

      about 3 years ago
    • monibstar
      monibstar

      good riding vlog :)

      about 3 years ago
    • Paul Citti
      Paul Citti

      As Cycle Cruza says: "There's no shame in starting off on a small bike".

      about 3 years ago
    • elliot dobson
      elliot dobson In reply to Paul Citti

      there's no shame in riding any motorcycle. Any idiot can ride a cbr1000rr.

      about 9 months ago
    • kokooos deathmolish
      kokooos deathmolish In reply to Paul Citti

      like a CHIIIINIIIIIISE scooteer?!

      about 2 years ago
    • Brian Jilg Music
      Brian Jilg Music

      Save yourselves! Buy a grom.  Don't die.

      about 3 years ago
    • Meta Patriot
      Meta Patriot

      My first bike and I mean the first motorcycle I ever road and owned was
      a KZ 900 Kawi back in 1976 yes I bought the baddest motorcycle at the
      time I practiced in the parking lot and drove it to work that night at
      Coors brewery got blasted at the bar after work drove home (repeat).
      never dumped her ever and I used to race her on the weekends at the 1/4
      mile track I will never love a bike like that again.

      about 3 years ago
    • Damian Romero
      Damian Romero

      holy hell did you just pick that bike up??!!

      about 4 years ago
    • Damian Romero
      Damian Romero In reply to Damian Romero

      ooo

      about 3 years ago
    • Punisher3545
      Punisher3545 In reply to Damian Romero

      He used the kick stand :)

      about 3 years ago
    • KeYBuMp
      KeYBuMp

      If I saw a grown man on a 250 I would push him and the bike over

      about 4 years ago
    • JH Swann
      JH Swann In reply to KeYBuMp

      +KeYBuMp pics or it didn't happen

      about 3 years ago
    • Oriole Alventa
      Oriole Alventa In reply to KeYBuMp

      +KeYBuMp I like to get my ass beat by strangers too.

      about 3 years ago
    • giovanhagar
      giovanhagar

      The 2 stroke dirt bike got tired of leaving the 250. A 600 super sport will ride much better than a ninja 250 because the suspension has no dampening adjustments. The 250's are fun because they change direction so quickly. Choose a used quality bike with a good adjustable suspension over a new one with cheap suspension. Then you will still be able to talk while going over a few bumps and not bouncing off the ground.

      about 4 years ago
    • Benny Shirley
      Benny Shirley

      Great vid! I am thinking of buying a 250/300 ninja. I love the way they look. I am 5'10" 150 lbs and I would eventually ride 2 up with my wife 5'4" 110 lbs, I hope braking won't be too bad. That's the only thing I am scared of.

      about 4 years ago
    • Brian Jilg Music
      Brian Jilg Music In reply to Benny Shirley

      +Benny Shirley The only solution is to get your wife into riding and rid yourself of the predicament of 2 up on a 250/300...That's the route I am going!!

      about 3 years ago
    • Nightmare Zero
      Nightmare Zero

      I liked this video, Made me feel better about my purchase of a 250. Good thoughts you have there.

      about 4 years ago
    • Craig Dyer
      Craig Dyer

      110 kmh = 68.3508 mph

      about 4 years ago
    • TNPGameZ
      TNPGameZ In reply to Craig Dyer

      And it's a learner bike, in Australia the highest a learner can go is 80kmh i believe

      about 4 years ago
    • Blake Belladonna
      Blake Belladonna In reply to Craig Dyer

      @Craig Dyer Here the limit is 80mph. Lots of people go 90mph. You can take a 250 on the freeway, but you'd be better off finding back roads since you'll be revving at at 12k! Like he said fast enough to get around, but not bullet fast.

      about 4 years ago
    • anggaflair4life
      anggaflair4life

      I mean sportbars dude,,

      about 4 years ago
    • anggaflair4life
      anggaflair4life

      What is your spotbar name? Where i can buy it?

      about 4 years ago
    • Kawaii Ninja
      Kawaii Ninja

      Yeah like u said I don't see why people keep saying 250 has no prower, it serves me good. I learn things on it and stay safe

      about 4 years ago
    • Raven
      Raven In reply to Kawaii Ninja

      +Kawaii Ninja LONG LIFE 250...!

      about 3 years ago
    • Kawaii Ninja
      Kawaii Ninja

      I have 06 ninja 250, loves it. I don't have problem hiring 90mph And doing 70 mph at 7.5krpm. I only 140lbs I guess lol

      about 4 years ago
    • Wayne S.
      Wayne S. In reply to Kawaii Ninja

      Oh btw, I am 5'4" and 130lbs. My little ninja hits 104mph according to GPS.
      Same top speed with the original engine as with the ninja 300 engine but now it gets there more quickly.

      about 1 year ago
    • Wayne S.
      Wayne S. In reply to Kawaii Ninja

      Kawaii Ninja I've got an 06 ninja 250 also, but recently I stuffed a ninja 300 engine into my 06 chassis. It works great.

      about 1 year ago
    • x1expert1x
      x1expert1x In reply to Kawaii Ninja

      +Kawaii Ninja I'm 180 and it barely reaches 85 on the speedometer, 5mph minus bc of speedo error it reaches 80 mph. sad

      about 3 years ago
    • Kawaii Ninja
      Kawaii Ninja In reply to Kawaii Ninja

      +slashers32 of course. i want another bike. 300or cbr500.. for everyday riding.

      about 3 years ago
    • Joel
      Joel In reply to Kawaii Ninja

      +Kawaii Ninja im keeping mine lol. be safe riding man!

      about 3 years ago
    • Ferret
      Ferret

      I'm in Aus, i bought my first bike 10 months ago - '08 ninja 250 (only had 300km on it :D )
      I'd never rode anything before so I just wanted to take things sensibly - glad I did, it's a wicked little machine. But I'm now selling it cuz my mt-09 turns up tomorrow.

      about 4 years ago
    • Ferret
      Ferret In reply to Ferret

      Like a granny smith apple

      about 4 years ago
    • Ferret
      Ferret In reply to Ferret

      Irl its really bright green

      about 4 years ago
    • TNPGameZ
      TNPGameZ In reply to Ferret

      I've always wanted a green motorbike but the Green ninja 250 to me looks a bit too bright I dunno if it's just video or it is actually that bright i want a darker green

      about 4 years ago
    • Punisher3545
      Punisher3545 In reply to Ferret

      oh i am in vic and i want blue one

      about 4 years ago
    • Ferret
      Ferret In reply to Ferret

      Asking 3800, just about to hit 7k km

      about 4 years ago
    • Zen Wulf
      Zen Wulf

      Thank you for saying "Zed X 6R" instead of "Zee X 6R"

      about 4 years ago
    • 1_Swole_Nole
      1_Swole_Nole

      Oooh I'm So *Subscribing*!!! This was a *COOL A$$ Video and very Informative!!!*

      about 4 years ago