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Get a CBR500R.Any 250cc is too low in power to maintain interstate speeds of 80+mph over here.
Honda's 300 is actually a 284cc and lacking just that tad of extra power needed over here.
If they had a 350, it would be my thing.
Ninja 300 is based on high revving, something inherent with unpleasant noise when cruising imo.
Too sporty, and lacking comfort for the longer trips..
I'd have to see the R3 in person, but think it might be just good for what I need it for (with some minor mods)
Yes, totally agree. Stopwatch tells a different story. Missing from this comparison.I got a chance to ride the R3 and RC390 cup bike back to back. Surprisingly I was .2 a sec slower on the cup bike. It was way more composed, and the motor felt stronger but the stopwatch told a different story.
I've actually looked at a cb500f, or cb500x as a replacement bike, because I like the more upright seating position.Get a CBR500R.
Any 250cc is too low in power to maintain interstate speeds of 80+mph over here.
That would be mph, not kph.80mph is 80mph anywhere in the world last I checked.
(just did) 80mph is only 128.748!
CBR CBRR VTR, Ninja , ZZR, GPZ, GPX,,FZR GSF, GSX, I don't know any 250 4 stroke roadie that wont do 160+, and sit on 150 unless its got problems. even Hyosungs do the ton.
Even my 35 year old 14hp CB125 can do 128.
Steepest of steep hills that put my cbr250 back to 5th was still 152lph at the lowest.
Two corners of our track are faster than that even on the cbr150r I raced.
You might need to find what was wrong with the 250 you base this on?
Must have been so tall geared it killed it haha
That would be mph, not kph.
85mph =140kph, is very fast for a rebel. Cbr250s can go faster of course..
With the stock gearing, the rebel does 83 tops at 9k rpm, and it does feel like it'll fall apart.The little Rebel has a very low seat so short people can ride it where they couldn't ride any of the sport bikes. Those 250 cruiser-style bikes don't do very well at higher speeds. I doubt the Rebel could do 85 mph and if it did, it would feel and sound like it was ready to fall apart. The 250r from Honda and Kawasaki can do 85mph, but the 300s all just handle the higher speeds without stressing the engine. My little CB300F is the least powerful of the 300s and 85 mph does feel fast on that bike without fairings or a fly screen. If I did a lot of 80 mph+ riding on the freeway, I would choose the bikes in this order from first to last: R3, Ninja 300, CBR300R, Ninja 250r, CBR300R, CB300F. The Rebel would be the last choice. City riding is a different order.
On the interstates we ride 80mph most of the time.