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I've been riding for many years, and my current daily ride is a Ducati Monster 696; My GF has been riding for about three years, and she rides a Ninja 250, which is lowered, due to her stature.

If the R3 works out, the plan is for her to "upgrade" from her 250 to the R3, which we would need to lower, and then I would be taking her 250, raising it back to stock height, and commuting with it.

I've been lurking a bit on this forum, and it seems like you have a friendly and helpful place, unlike many other bike forums, where the testosterone is high and the maturity is low.
 

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You think that the added 70cc will be enough of an upgrade for her?
Aside from top speed, to more comfortably maintain 85-100mph, the R3 won't be much of a noticeable upgrade...
Just saying....
 

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You think that the added 70cc will be enough of an upgrade for her?
Aside from top speed, to more comfortably maintain 85-100mph, the R3 won't be much of a noticeable upgrade...
Just saying....
I agree -- the power increase will definitely not be enough, and she'd prefer to get a Daytona 675 dreambike, but her 5'0" stature and 110lb weight severely limit her choices for a sport bike she can handle comfortably on the street. :crying:

So the R3 would be a small improvement over the N250, but an improvement nonetheless.
 

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I would recommend for her to do a test ride before making a decision to see if it is worthwhile as an upgrade.
Other option would be to upgrade to a Honda CBR500R, seat height is similar to the R3.
 

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Welcome to the forum 3th3r!
 

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Welcome to the site.

Cant tell you how much Im loving my new R3. Yes the suspension is a little spongy but a fantastic city bike and has enough power to get you out to the twisties..

Im only 150lbs so strong winds can be a bit interesting on the highway, but not unmanageable.
 

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I agree -- the power increase will definitely not be enough, and she'd prefer to get a Daytona 675 dreambike, but her 5'0" stature and 110lb weight severely limit her choices for a sport bike she can handle comfortably on the street. :crying:

So the R3 would be a small improvement over the N250, but an improvement nonetheless.
The R3 I find interesting, because it's better suited for taller people.
From a vid I saw, The Ninja300, and wspecially the CBR300 fitted smaller people better than the R3 does.
One of the reasons I didn't go with Honda this time.
 

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The R3 comes pre lowered,
Its the smallest of the lot.


Lowering bikes never works and we don't ride with our feet down anyway.
 

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Hello People

I've been riding for many years, and my current daily ride is a Ducati Monster 696; My GF has been riding for about three years, and she rides a Ninja 250, which is lowered, due to her stature.

If the R3 works out, the plan is for her to "upgrade" from her 250 to the R3, which we would need to lower, and then I would be taking her 250, raising it back to stock height, and commuting with it.

I've been lurking a bit on this forum, and it seems like you have a friendly and helpful place, unlike many other bike forums, where the testosterone is high and the maturity is low.
Im in the same postion my girl friend wants to learn to ride but her frame is small and she is 5'2. She can set on the R3 but she is scared of falling and hurting my bike. My 600 cc is way too big and heavy for her. So I was thinking of starting her on a 125 dirt bike so she can get comfortable with motorcycles plus if she falls it wont hurt the bike or her.
 

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