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Honda VTR250

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by gato, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. I noticed there are a number of VTR250 riders in this forum. I am looking out for one at the moment, and I would appreciate any opinions, feedback, reviews and advise regarding them (in terms of the build quality, maintenance etc).



    I have heard a lot of good about them, but someone said they are expensive to maintain. :?

    I appreciate all your feedback. Thanks in advance.

    cheers,
    .gato.
     
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  2. Hi there,
    I am an owner of a vtr250 and don't think it is a high maintenance bike at all and love my little beast. I have ridden off road bikes years ago now and this bike reminds me a bit of an off roader. I find it very comfortable and at home on it, I am looking now at upgrading unsure of what yet lol, as I keep looking for another gear.
    I think this is the sorta bike that can keep you happy for years, if you are not looking at upgrading later on, just needs another exhaust to let the v twin breath :p
    Oh and another thing it is a honda, very reliable :p
     
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  3. It's the only learner legal bike I felt trully comfortable on. It's now become a part of me. Handles nicely, reasonable power for what it is and looks the goods.

    Top little bike.
     
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  4. I still don't understand why NSW riders are toying with the idea of getting a 250.

    You have a list of bikes up to 650cc that you could ride and don't bother considering. If you got a 500-650cc bike, you would be less likely to sell it in a couple of years and it would last you alot longer.

    Something for you to think about.
     
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  5. Coz we're all plebes up here. Premier State golden rule - act first, think later :p
     
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  6. welcome to the forum gato & julian!
     
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  7. Gato the VTR250 is an awesome little beast. Being a V-twin it keeps newbies happy well beyond the normal "learning stage". I have a few friends that have had them and they don't seem to suffer the itch to get a bigger bike as a lot of people do. It's a bike that you can grow with and it's happy to keep pumping out the fun as you learn more. I have a VTR1000 but whenever I get a chance to ride the 250 version I do, it's a blast to throw around!!! :D


    Stew
     
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  8. yeah they seem like awesome bikes to me. i've been looking for them. actually there was a nice 2002 red for sale recently, for $5000. done 16000km, not bad huh? :shock: too bad it's gone now.

    there seems to be a lot more reds than blacks for sale. i think that's because it looks cooler in black 8)

    gato
     
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  9. Yeah, the black rocks. The 03 model came in a Matt Black just like my 1000. Looks Ace!!!! 8)

    Stew
     
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  10. I just bought a sexy red one. As yet unamed...

    $5K for 16000kms? I got mine for $5200 with 9100 kms.

    Check out the trading post online, or "Bikes for Sale" here on the website.

    Stew, Stew, Stew. Yes, you do have a very sexy VTR1000, but I can assure you, your love for "throwing around" the 250 will NOT be happening on MY bike!
     
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  11. Think I know where it's gone! scroll up!
     
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  12. Ohhh pleeeeeeeeassse Robyn can I pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasssse have a go? :D I'll let ya ride mine when ya grow up. :LOL:

    Stew
     
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  13. NUP :p
     
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  14. Oh, like that is it? Fine, I'll remember this little chat my dear. :p :twisted:


    Stew
     
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  15. Knightrider, was the bike from Narre Warren???
     
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  16. Apart from that Miss Knightrider, I couldn't do much more damage to it than you have recently :p


    Running now :LOL:


    Stew
     
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  17. By the time I am able to ride your sexilicious bike, you will probably have sold it, bought a new one, sold that, and bought another one!

    I will let you sit on mine if I can sit on yours... (bike, that is...)
     
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  18. Nup, Port Melbourne.
     
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  19. YOU CAN SIT ON MINE ANYTIME. Oh sorry, just reread your post. Yep, sure you can jump on my bike. :oops:


    Stew :LOL:
     
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  20. I choose to ignore this remark.

    Actually, no. I went for a big ride yesterday. Glen Iris to Mount Waverley to some place down the road for dinner, then home. Got to 64kph. I did stall it at the lights before turning right :oops:

    The only visible damage is the scratch. I fixed the brake lever! :p
     
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