Honda VTR250 Reviews from Australia

2007 Honda VTR250

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance11230 kilometres

Summary:

It was a perfect bike

Faults:

Nothing ever went wrong with the bike.

General Comments:

The bike was a dream to ride and a perfect bike for learning. Perfect for getting around the city and suburbia. I weigh 80+kg and still sat on 100km up and down the Kinglake mountains.

However the Black Saturday Bush fires in Kinglake Victoria took my bike and completely destroyed it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2009

2007 Honda VTR250

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda VFR800FI

Summary:

Good bike to rack up the km's around the city

General Comments:

This is a popular bike among motorcycle couriers in Sydney, cheap to run, smaller than your bigger bikes so easier to get around stopped cars - I'm about 190cm tall and it's not too cramped.

It's also a naked bike so less bits to get damaged on the bike.

2007 - the last year of the VTR 250-end of an era.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2008

2006 Honda VTR250

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 kilometres
Most recent distance8000 kilometres

Summary:

The ultimate learner/city commuter bike

Faults:

Battery that came with the bike wouldn't hold charge (replaced under warranty).

Occasionally goes from 1st gear to Neutral instead of second. Sometimes have to force it if you're revving hard.

General Comments:

Extremely efficient; it's a joke how cheap it is to run!

When I first got this bike, I didn't have a great deal of on road experience, but because it was so easy to ride, I found my confidence growing pretty quick. It's a really good learning bike.

Generally pretty comfortable to ride, at slow or fast speeds, but the seat gets a bit firm after about an hour.

Really great handling. It really sticks to the road for a bike that's so light. I've thrown mine into a couple of nice corners at 70-80Kmh, pegs scraping the road, and still felt confident that I wasn't about to lay the bike down.

Acceleration from a standing start lags a bit, unless you keep revs RIGHT up, but roll-on performance surprised me. She's no Aprilia RS, but she's quick for a 250! (Dragged off a VS commodore with ease, kept up with a '02 WRX until about 120-130kmh)

Brakes are alright, they've got me out of a few pickles, but could be better. At legal speeds though, pretty good.

Reliability wise: I give this bike a hiding, it lives in the redline. It's never had any problems.

Would DEFINITELY recommend this bike to anyone.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2008

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews