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Old 08-10-2010, 01:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i have a friend who bought a new 2009 SUZUKI TU250 late last year. he loves it, gets about 75-80 mpg, and he doesn't baby it either. he let me ride it one time, and i can tell you, for a 250 single that little sucker can move pretty good. it was faster than my 250 rebel. but that may have to do with the fuel injection too.

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yamaha lists the V-Star 250 at 78 mpg. Kawasaki lists the Eliminator 125 at 98 mpg. The new Ninja 250 is listed at 68 mpg and is 50 lb heavier than the V-Star 250. Peirsport is selling a 125cc 6spd Sachs powered dual sport bike for $2700 USD last I checked but no word on mpg. In general every bike will improve its mpg potential by drag reduction from a good fairing and tall tail box combination. The rest is up to the skill of the rider and road conditions: Traffic, hills, wind, etc.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i just traded in my vulcan 500 for a new ninja 250 a few days ago. i have filled up already, and it worked out to 71 MPG. i have been driving it easy because of the break in period, but i dont drive fast anyway. i am going to change my sprockets and windshield, then we will see how much it improves, if any.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice bike. My wife owns a 1989 Honda VTR250 Interceptor. It is big enough for two up.

She and I took a 400 mile unexpected trip on it last year. Cruised easily at 75mph. I was able to hit 99 indicated on one section of interstate. I averaged 61 mpg.

I have a 150 Honda dirt bike. Is the CBR 125 an air cooled two valve or is it a water cooled 4 valve? Honda makes both motors in dirt chassis'.

She has her trade mark paint job. The bike has yellow stencils on it now.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
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where is the bike? all i see is a seat and a pair of wheels. just kidding. hey, is that bike hard to get parts for now? i always have liked the look of the interceptors. let me know if you ever want to sell it.
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So far (2 years) no repairs except chain and sprockets, fork seals and fairing. The engine makes smooth torque at 3000 but can rev to 14,000.

I am always impressed at how much rpm the bike runs. 77 mph is 10,000 rpm. I am running 2 teeth over in the back so it clocks a bit more than stock.

I have three vtr's. All run although one smokes a bit.


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where is the bike? all i see is a seat and a pair of wheels. just kidding. hey, is that bike hard to get parts for now? i always have liked the look of the interceptors. let me know if you ever want to sell it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I have a 150 Honda dirt bike. Is the CBR 125 an air cooled two valve or is it a water cooled 4 valve? Honda makes both motors in dirt chassis'.

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The 09 CBR125R is liquid cooled, 2 valve, SOHC, and fuel injected.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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man, i so wish they would bring the CBR125 to the states, i would buy one in a heartbeat. i just love the way they look. they would be a perfect local commuter.
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man, i so wish they would bring the CBR125 to the states, i would buy one in a heartbeat. i just love the way they look. they would be a perfect local commuter.
Same here, although I would wanna mod it for highway use

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changing the sprockets would be all you would have to do. although you might not even have to do that. i have seen vids on youtube of people running these things up to about 100 MPH. thats FAST for a stock 125cc motorcycle, but i bet those little suckers would be turning some massive RPMs to get there. still, i just love the way they look. they have the perfect small and sporty look to me.

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