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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by Banana Fred, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. Howdy all, just thought I'd say g'day and poke around a bit and see if I can't pick up some knowledge about biking on the road.

  2. welcome,
    this is a good place to get that kinda knowledge.
    ....never a shortage of opinions!
  3. Thanks.
    I'd like to find a review of the GPX 250 which is a bike I have had offered to me. Always good to know what's what.
    Incidentally, when I try and upload an avatar which meets the profile requirements, it doesn't get saved in my profile. Am I missing something?
  4. Welcome to the forum - the GPX was sold as the 250 Ninja or EX250 in the US, do a search for that and you should find plenty of reviews on the 'net (quite a few GPX owners on Netrider to that'll probably give you their thoughts on the bike)..
  5. Another non-junior rider, woo-hoo!

    Welcome Vic Slick :grin:

    {:shock: another Vic....}
  6. Lol.

    Vic Slick is a nickname that one of the guys in my car club calls me. :)
    The last time I rode on the road, I came off and that put me off riding for 15 years. I now have plenty of time behind the wheel after all these years but that old feeling I used to enjoy as a dirt biker is so hard to resist that I've gone and gotten my L's again.
  7. welcome aboard Vic, hope you enjoy your stay :)
  8. Welcome Vic.
    Re: opinion on GPX250. Sorry I can't help. I'm biased when it comes to GPX250.
  9. I can tell you what i know, i haven't ridden a gpx but i have the zzr - the two bikes have the same engine and mechanical setup. the gpx is about 2k cheaper, a little shorter in length and doesn't have the fancy (expensive) farings. They both get good reps- I sure there will be different opinions, but i have been told that the zzr is a slightly more learner friendly bike, supposedly the extra length give it that little bit more stability. lots of different views out there but, so far, i like kawasaki bikes, and by the way, wlecome to the forums.
  10. Thanks for the welcome guys.
    Yes, a quick search under 250 Ninja and EX250 has given me some more info and it seems to be a good learner friendly bike. It will be good to get back out on two wheels.
  11. Howdy Vic slick. Enjoy your stay.
  12. Hiya Vic, welcome to the forums :)