2003 Kawasaki ZZR250
I really enjoy this motorcyle!
So far nothing has gone wrong with this motorcycle.
I had owned a 600cc that was just too big and heavy for me. I wanted a smaller bike that handled well, looked sharp and was comfortable to ride. This one fills those needs!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th April, 2009
The bike is about 145 kgs, and a 600 is not much more than that? Why would the 600 be too heavy for you? The only time that such a small weight difference would really make a difference would be if you were not using the counter-steering technique and were trying to steer by using your weight shift. If this is the case, I would recommend that you learn counter steering ASAP - it makes the world of difference to your ability to control the bike.
As a guide, steer slightly to the right if you want to go left, and vice verse. Let the bike move under your body, instead of having your body move all over the bike. If you already knew this I apologise. I just thought I should say something (for safety's sake).
It depends on where the weight is at, and the reviewer never mentioned the model of the 600cc bike neither. It's not always a gixxer or a CBR :).
That said - old gixxers / CBRs were pretty heavy by today's standards.