Kawasaki Ninja 250 (2012)

by Tammy
(Central California)

Learning to ride a motorcycle is something I've always wanted to do, but it took my whole life turning upside down to finally get me on a bike. This year has been full of transitions for me: my marriage came to an abrupt end, I moved to a new city to start a new job, my daughter turned 18 and I turned 40. To celebrate the positive changes and move past the negative ones, I've been doing more of the things that I'd always wanted to, and one of those was to buy my beautiful new 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250.

I've taken part of the MSF course once, but the instructors and I agreed I needed more practice, so my Ninja hasn't made a trip on the freeway yet.l But I ride her everywhere I can (within the confines of my learner's permit, of course) and am hoping to retake the MSF course soon. In the meantime, she's an amazingly fun ride - frugal on gas, with enough power to be fun but not so much that I'm tempted to do something stupid. She's relatively light and easy to handle, especially compared to the Harleys and Honda cruisers my friends have. As near as I can tell, she's exactly the right bike for me, and I have a hard time imagining myself needing something bigger.

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Sep 30, 2013
Ninja 250s ROCK
by: Judy

I had one I bought to teach my Nephew on, and I was really sad to see it go. Don't let idiots try to tell you it's not good for anything besides learning...they probably have never ridden one! I would love to have one again but I have too many bikes right now as it is...can't bear to part with any of 'em. As to riding longer distances, I wouldn't hesitate to do so. Hell, I take a 500 mile, 1-1/2 day R/T at least twice a year on a 37 year old two-stroke ('76 Yamaha RD400) with no issues...and the Ninja 250 is smooth and gets better mileage...so go for it!

Sep 30, 2013
Ride on girl !!
by: Demetria

I understand exactly what you mean about doing what you've always wanted to do, I also bought a 2012 Ninja 250 in Feberuary 2013 and took the Msf Course in June and just got the M on my License this September because I felt even though I took the Msf and they said I was a rockstar I felt I needed way more practice before getting my license and I also needed to build my confidence too because it seemed like everyone had an opinion and a horror story about bikers going down and getting killed and in my area it was always on the news. So after finally getting over the nervousness and fear of being in that number I absolutely love riding and I'm also going to start taking a few short distance trips.

Sep 28, 2013
by: Lynn - FL

I've heard many stories similar to yours, including my own. I always say my motorcycle saved my life. After a painful divorce I got back into motorcycles and it made me feel like my old self again.

Don't feel pressured into getting a bigger bike if you like your Ninja. I own 2 bikes a cruiser (which I had first) and then bought a used 250 Ninja. I love my little Ninja and with 80 mpg, I ride her to work and even on some longer rides. They are both fun to ride and yes, the Ninja is lightweight and easy to maneuver.

Press on!

Sep 28, 2013
Good for You!!
by: Michelle

Sorry to hear about your marriage but congratulations on doing something that you've always wanted to do!!

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