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First Bike: VT250 Spada

Discussion in 'Showcase' at netrider.net.au started by BCains, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Finally, after looking on and off since April 10' I have bought something... what took me so long! Had it not even 48 hours and lovin' it to bits.

    It's a 1988 Honda VT250 Spada with 27xxxkms on the clock, paid $2,405 (dealer) total that included 12months rego, revs and rwc.

    :angel:



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  2. please excuse my ignorance - looks a bit like a "naked" CBR single R maybe around 89ish?
     
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  3. Congrats B, that's a pretty good deal you got there too.
    I love my Spada too - perfect for commuting, but keeps the big boys honest in the twisties too.
     
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  4. Naw, the SPADA is quite a different bike aside from displacement. Most obvious difference is that the SPADA is a V-twin (visible in the first photo) while the old CBR250R is inline-4.

    SPADA is the older, higher-revving aluminium-framed uncle of the current VTR250.
     
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  5. Nice, I like the look of the Spada of that vintage!
     
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  6. there you go hey. I was always into sports bikes. And being young and dumb I paid no attention to anything other than sports bikes. It is a nice looking machine. Hope you have heaps of fun on it.
     
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  7. Thanks guys! :D
     
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  8. Loved my Spada - if you've searched these forums for Spada info you probably already know that! ;)

    I wish you much enjoyment and learning with it.
     
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  9. Nice bike and even better price. Is it mechanically A1 and do electrics function as they should? A few family members will be buying bikes and I advised them to take a look at VTR250's but if they don't want to stretch their budget that much than a VT250 would do the job just as well.
     
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  10. Yep, runs and rides great (novice) haven't come across anything, really happy with it!

    Anyone get their bike serviced at Hinterland motorcycles (GC)? I bought the bike there and not too sure whether source out another mechanic or continue to go there since they know the bike.
     
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  11. Nice purchase there.
    I myself am thinking of the VTR250 or the Hornet 250 if any available soonish around QLD.
    I was gonna check out Hinterland Motorcycles yesterday but didn't get there in the end.
    Did you happen to notice a Honda Hornet for sale there (blue), cause on there website they got 1 advertised but an older model.
    cheers & happy riding
     
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  12. When I picked up mine on Friday it was still there, looks nice! also they recently dropped the price on a GS500 to like $3,200 or something.

    Good luck!
     
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  13. seems like you got a good deal with the added 12 months reg, had a look on Bikesales and only a few at that price area.
    where abouts on the Coast do you live?
    i was going to do some test rides on Saturday maybe if your home could pop by for a look at your bike as well?
    Im at Currumbin Waters anyway.
    cheers
     
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  14. Congrat's! A terrific bike and a bit of a bargain. : ) I used Hinterland Motorcycles for my first few services on my old 250. No issues.
     
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  15. Hey sorry won't be home Saturday.

    Yeah def go out a test ride heaps of bikes, Paul @ Hinterland let's you go off with a bike for 10mins or so (solo) and test ride, where as teammoto take you around the block once. [-(

    Sheepy, thanks will go there for a the first few and see how it goes. Where do take yours now?
     
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  16. no probs actually is a silly idea to ask ya when you just got yours, i wouldnt let some leaner touch it :p
    yea ill hit em up tomora for a spin.
     
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  17. Shono - Probably wanna try them early. I went last Saturday and they were closed by 12pm. Actually, pretty much everything was except for Team Moto. :/

    BC - I'm north Gold Coast so I use Lindsey Donai Motorcycles in Upper Coomera. He's pretty cool and a nice bloke too.
     
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