Has anyone ridden this bike at all? How does it do at 70 MPH freeway speeds?

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    Is there a way you can edit your question to make it apply to maintenance and repair? I think your "driving question" may be closed as off-topic as per this meta topic: meta.mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/1/… – jmort253 Mar 29 '11 at 4:04
  • Hmm, not really. That's all I wanted to know. This bike is not even officially launched yet. How would I remove this question? – user208 Mar 29 '11 at 12:52
  • should be a delete link you can click under the Honda tag. link|edit|close|delete|flag – Move More Comments Link To Top Mar 29 '11 at 15:25
  • It wouldn't let me delete it. Flagged it so moderators can clean it up. – user208 Mar 29 '11 at 17:24

I did my introductory bike course on a 2011 CBR250 (which I believe is quite different from the '86-97 models, which I'm not familiar with). It's a great little bike, but I'm not sure it can do 70 MPH. ;)

The CBR250 would be ideal in the city. It's small and lightweight, handles beautifully, and I found it quite forgiving as a new rider. It definitely lacked long-haul comfort and highway power, though. Mechanically, it seemed solid but putting it in neutral was a bit of a pain at times because of the way the gear lever caught.

I landed on a Ninja 500R for my first bike (after learning on the CBR250), which was a better choice (in my opinion).

I hope that's helpful!

  • Hmm, I was reading these reviews online and somebody also posted a video on youtube with bike top speed. They gave me an impression that it was about 150 KMPH, which would come around 90 MPH. That is probably not true then, seems to be a lot for a 250 CC bike. – user208 Mar 29 '11 at 12:49
  • Downhill maybe. :) – Brian M. Hunt Mar 29 '11 at 20:07
  • 90mph sounds about right for a 250cc 'cycle. – Brian Knoblauch Oct 6 '11 at 18:10