Such a Newb
August 18, 2010 at 6:34 am #4181SilkRyderParticipant
Hey Guys, my name is Anthony and I’m outta Philly. Have always wanted to start riding but frankly was a little scared to get up there. I have finally (5 years later) decided to buy one and am thinking about getting a Hyosung GT250R or Ninja 250 but am still undecided. Came here to look for advice and I’ve seen to have found ALOT of it. My Section SGT runs the Black Royals outta Ft. Dix, NJ so I am going to get him to help me out.August 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm #28131TrialsRiderParticipant
Just had to say Hi, because it’s just not fair that you post an intro and your first and only response is a spammer. … whatever you do, don’t buy your motorcycle from “Motor bike Warehouse” (edit: spam deleted)
Never even seen a Hyosung myself but the 250 Ninja is an excellent entry and I’m sure you’ll have a blast with either of these rides. Welcome to the groupAugust 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm #28133CBBaronParticipant
First thing to do is take the equivalent of the MSF basic rider saftey course. The course will give you alot of useful information and skills but more importantly you will get a chance to learn to ride someone elses bike with good instruction.
I havn’t seen the Hyosung but reports are that quality is improving. However the Ninja is probably still the better bike for now. However if you can find a great deal, why not.
Also there are a number of other good choices if you find the right deal. GS500F, Ninja 500R, KLX250SF, WR250X, TU250X, etc…
CraigAugust 18, 2010 at 11:30 pm #28148SilkRyderParticipant
Thanks for the input guys.September 1, 2010 at 11:36 pm #28397gitchy42Participant
Have you considered the GT250-Comet? It is the naked version of the Hyosung GT250R. The advantages of the ‘Naked/Comet’ is a slightly more upright position and no plastics to f-up if you happen to drop it. Just a thought….from all of the reviews I’ve seen and read the Hyosung’s performance is similar to the Ninja, but the build quality isn’t quite up to par. However, I have seen one up close, and thought that it’s a pretty sweet looking bike, and all of the controls are pretty much where you would expect them. Kinda wish I had taken it for a ride now…..September 17, 2010 at 8:29 pm #28512plasticParticipant
You can probably try the ninja at the MSF – here in LA they had both the hyosung and the ninja avaliable. I rode the ninja250 and a virago 250 in class and did like the 250 better – on the short time at the msf.
Ended up getting an aprilia, standard (which I guess is closer to the hyosung in sitting position).
Review wise, the 250 seems to take more laurels. The hyosung is def cool looking though.
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