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I adore my 250, but am just not excited about the 500 or the 650… the styling on the ’09s just leaves something to be desired for me… I was thinking about the zuki SV650, it looks like I could drop it a couple inches and have a nice ride.
I weigh 150 pounds, and find that my Ninja doesn’t like when I try to break 80… I don’t think I could go 50ccs.
Just hot… are you anywhere near the midwest, spaz?
I believe they lowered the front…not 100% positive on that simply because my scope of experience with motorcycle modification was limited at that time (and frankly my level of complication stops at doing an oil change and removing my fairings). As for handling, have never been able to ride anything else safely enough to compare, so for all I know, it handles like a Kia, but to me it feels like a Maserati. But, I can say that a couple of other biker friends have ridden my bike, and they say it still handles wonderfully despite being lowered. Also (while I’m ranting…) I sat on a gixxer the other day that had been lowered 3 inches in the back and 4 in the front… didn’t ask how they did it though.. so who knows.
It’s not so much that it’s important to me, just trying to give people an idea of how short I am… I guess I could have accomplished the same thing by stating I’m 5 feet tall. And yea, that’s pretty much what I do now, I lean and have the ball of my left foot keeping me up. Working pretty well for me so far, and I think it’ll work nicely when I upgrade
There’s a sweet little biker bar down the street from me that the cruisers hang out at. Only cruisers… I’m pretty sure if I ever took my “sportbike” in there, I’d be dragged out behind someone’s Harley… Saw a Spyder there once and never again. Wendy’s is the sportbike and rice-burner hangout here.. also we have this sweet deal called “Hot Imports Night” that travels around Chicago (and suburbs) that attracts that oh so fancy group of U-25’s with their lifetime earnings invested in their Civic’s exhaust noise.
Tokyo Drift was the best film ever made.
I have a 2008 Ninja 250R that has been lowered two inches to suit my 5’0 height. The dealership had to have custom links done by their welder, and it cost me a few hundred dollars. So it’s possible, and I’m sure any dealership who has contact with a welder could and would do it for you. Any other questions about handling or experience with the bike, I’d be happy to answer