Originally Posted by lagcam
But being realistic, I'll probably end up getting either the baby Ninja, or an XT225/DR200.
I need to look into the differences between the XT and the DR. I see the XT has a six speed while the DR has five. Anybody ever ridden both to give us a good comparison?
Depending on the flavor you choose, a point regarding the Ninja 250 is touring accessories (racks) are zilch; you will have use a "U" rear bag like a Mini-Beta or similar. The Ninja can run all day at 50-70 mph and deliver mileage in the 70-80's with a 15:42 final (not OEM). With OEM seat the seat height to pegs is way too short even for me with a 30" inseam. I find the thumpers much more comfortable (even the KE 100 is better
). Plus there is better MT support for the thumpers. Don't forget the 90's era Suzuki DR250SE (same basic platform as 350 (I think?)though not as common).
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, she was on the Yammie.