This is pretty much where I'm at. Now if for some reason I would need to replace my current bike, ie: stolen, totaled, I would be looking at a CBR300R.Short answer... no, I won't be replacing my 250R with a 300R.
- It would easily cost $2000 USD or more to do so, assuming I could sell my '12 250R for about $3000 USD.
- My 250R does everything I expect from it, so I have no intention of selling it... ever.
- If at some point in the future I need to do a major engine rebuild, I'd consider installing the 286cc crankshaft as well as the big bore kit, which would result in a 341cc displacement. At current parts prices, this could be done for about $600 USD.
Very true, 250's are still VERY nice bikes. The best thing for someone to do that has a 250 and is thinking about the 300, is to ride a 300. You can read all the reviews and watch all the video's you want, but riding it gives you a true understanding.I don't think that the CBR250 is enough of an improvement to get people to sell or drop their CBR300 for it. If that was the goal of the CBR300 then I'm not sure if it will be that successful. It is still a nice update to the bike, it just isn't a huge enough improvement to start a mass upgrade that all the CBR250 owners engage in.
Yeah that is another option I might end up with not sure just yet. I am getting mixed opinions on going with the CBR500. My friends just said why not go to the CBR600RR if I go with a bigger displacement.What about the CBR500R?
Has anyone ever taken a second look at that?
I know its more expensive but just curious if anyone has thought about making the jump for more.
CBR600 is a nice bike. Center mounted exhaust, enough CC's to have a lot of fun but not to kill yourself easily if you're smart about it. But some will disagree.Well the CBR600 is an even bigger jump in power and price.
The CBR500 is still within reach for me. Plus the CB500 comes in different configurations. I believe there is R, F, X.
You're right it's more to it than just how it looks, it's the whole bike really. Performance, ergonomics, status that comes with owning one, etc...the list goes on.its not the looks. its the ergos, the speed, the power.
the 600 is a super sport
the 500 is just a sports bike.
So far a lot of people familiar with the 250, even 250 owners are all saying they love the 250's and wouldn't upgrade to the 300.well for some maybe. they might just be bored of their 250 and want to upgrade.
but if you are a new buyer the 250 vs 300 debate is a hard one.
you can probably get some pretty darn good deals on the 250.