2003 Kawasaki ZZR250 from Australia
Reliable, economical, cheap and fun to ride
I have had this bike for a few months now, and so far I have had nothing go wrong with it.
There have been some silly things with it that were very easy to fix. Such as:
Speedo needle broke - easy to re-glue it back on.
Speedo mounting bolt vibrated off.
Overall, this has been a very reliable bike, and great to learn on.
It's not the fastest thing on the street, but it goes well enough.
I get nearly 400kms from a tank BEFORE I hit reserve.
Keep oil to it, and it should last a very long time.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd December, 2010
13th Oct 2009, 21:57
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).