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Ninja 250

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by OzzyDevil, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. I was looking at these bikes second hand around the 5 to 6 grand mark... I was going to buy one from a dealer starting from 5300 to 6 grand so i'm going for the 2012 model at least it's new... Those models were 209 models with 14,000 plus km on them...


     
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  2. I got my 2011 with 500km on it last year for 5.5k, looking back probably would have gotten a $4,500ish 08-10 model and still have been very happy! Solid bike either way!
     
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  3. So... what is the question?
     
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  4. Well im just surprised how for a few 100 more u can buy brand new... There was no real question there... I was told the other day that i should buy second hand coz if i drop it it will cost be big bucks to fix it.. So i looked at this bike and thought well buying a new one would be better for me...
     
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  5. Yeah the LAM bikes hold their value pretty well. Just look at the CBR250RR, they still go for $4-5k. I'm not sure if they still do this, but about the time when Honda was launching the new CBR250R, you could get a brand new Ninja 250R for $6k drive away here in Melbourne.
     
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  6. Yeah i had my heart set on a SV650 for 10,400 but would only need it for 15 months but alot of money for my first bike even a second hand one is still around the 8 mark but still to high for a first bike i think...
     
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  7. Yeah stick with one of the more popular 250 and then when it time to sell you'll only lose $0-1000 depending on the bike.
     
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  8. Since the Ninja 250 came out the price of the GPZ250 fell. So you can pick them up for a bargain and they're a great and forgiving bike, plus a little bit more powerful than their younger Ninja sister.
     
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  9. By GPZ I meant GPX.
     
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  10. Keep in mind the CBR250RR was 10 grand back in the day, and that's in 90s $$. They're also the biggest, baddest 250 you can ride on restrictions (two strokes excluded.
     
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  11. Picked my 09 Ninja up for 4K with 12,000kms on the clock. Bargain!
     
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  12. Bought my VTR learner for 5K - rode it for LAMS - sold it for 5K.........

    True story
     
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