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Scortch rides his 250R with a CBR600
July 7, 2008 at 5:16 pm #1692
Just a little ride report about one guy on his Ninja 250R goign for a two day trip with a friend on a CBR600.
Lots of pictures
Down at the end he mentions how he cruised at 90mph for awhile, and followed the CBR’s lines in a couple of turns, keeping the same entering speed – impressive.
He’s posted a couple of times that he’s only getting 45ish mpg on his little ninja, I haven’t heard about this anywhere else, anyone else notice poor mileage on thier 250Rs? I’m guessing he has something wrong with his bike…July 7, 2008 at 8:50 pm #8525JirikiParticipant
i am getting about 60 mpg… more if i ride less aggressively…July 10, 2008 at 7:47 am #8631KickprivateParticipant
I love my CBR600RR to death but I do miss the simplicity of the ninja. I am sure glad they are able to keep up. But why shouldn’t they be able to.
~Not your average hairless monkey
KickJuly 10, 2008 at 3:01 pm #8644TheAbomb12Participant
his lower mpg could be due to him not shifting early enough– ( a common newbie problem)July 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm #8647BuddParticipant
I loved the line where he said he could see the safety line which let him know that the CBR guy knew how to ride and knew how to fall. I just thought that line was a little ironic.
“I am the best I am at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJuly 10, 2008 at 5:17 pm #8651
Budd: That line isn’t ironic at all, he’s a track-day racer. Out on the track, you fall. That is why track day bikes don’t have the mirrors on them, and have frame sliders installed, why the tracks have long safe run outs, and why full racing leathers are required.
Knowing how to fall properly is important at that level of riding and in those conditions.
In mountain biking, some people say the first thing you learn how to do is how not to fall. Good riders say the first thing you learn is how to fall. If you’re not falling, you’re not riding your limits.
As for the mileage, I’ve read some other posts, seems his reason for his abysmal mpg, he was running wide open throttle almost the entire time. 43mpg isn’t bad for pure WOT. Hell, a Ferrari F430 gets 1.7mpg at full on track throttling…July 10, 2008 at 5:31 pm #8653BuddParticipant
Really, I have never been around racing or a track with bikes on it and had no idea. I assumed the safety wires and full leathers are for a rare case, and that it isn’t a common happening, but that it happens often enough? All I knew was that in the things I had read about buying a used bike, it stated to look out for the safety wired bikes as probably being abused.
“I am the best I am at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJuly 11, 2008 at 2:13 am #8671
Obviously, how much someone falls depends on great deal on that person and how much they push themselves. Most my MSF instructors do a great deal of track work, and while none of them have ever dropped a bike on the road, they said that most people dropped a bike at least once every two trips to the track.
Track bikes are often salvage bikes. If you see those safety wires, I’d stay REALLY clear of that bike. Around here a bike that normally goes for $6-8k is $3k as a track bike…
If I ever see a really good deal on a CBR125, I’ll pick that up for a track bike (Not that I can afford track days, but I can dream right?)
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