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Old 01-16-2012, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Mechanic View Post
I had a Kawasaki 125 Eliminator, but it got nowhere near that mileage or top end speed.
It was a good way to get run over in the traffic around here. The 250 is much more suited to riding in eastern Virginia.

I agree. For my purposes, a 10hp aircooled scooter engine would never be enough for anything more than a once in a while competition vehicle. The 23hp of the CBR250R is the perfect amount for real crosscountry use and it still gets great economy right off the shelf. My commute has become a known constant after 20 years which I believe I can tackle with the 13hp of the CBR125R while pushing for a 100mpg lifetime average without any major dust bins or frame chopping.
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