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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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With the way gas prices are going...

I think I'm going to downgrade (or upgrade depending on how you look at it) from my 600 to the New Ninja 250. It finally looks decent now that they gave it a long needed face lift. The cool part is, it has a 4.8 gallon gas tank...at about 65-70 mpg, you can go a long way on that sucker. When I left San Diego, gas was hovering around 3.60-3.80, so I'm thinking I'll pick one up after I move out there.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 07:01 PM
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I was thinking the same thing, and it comes in blue. May try to lowball someone next season Mao style .

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yea im thinkin the same for a work traveler

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That's not a bad idea. Me thinks for the $$ I'd rather have a DRZ400SM though.
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Yeah it would be a fun, economical commuter scooter. I've been thinking I'd like a 690 SMC for that role. I'd bet it'll get 50-60 mpg and still be a super fun hooligan machine. More power/less weight than the Husky 610, plus FI for even better efficiency. The husky got high 40/low 50s Mpg

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I got great gas mileage on my EX250, would get over 230 miles per tank without even hitting the reserve.

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Yep, new 250 looks nice. But I'm with Dirtbiker on this one, DRZ would be much more suitable for a commuter IMO. Plus all the cool kids are getting SM's these days.
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Everyone here made fun of my Hyundai but at last fill up it got 41 mpg. I hate to see what the 996 gets for fuel mileage.
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Everyone here made fun of my Hyundai but at last fill up it got 41 mpg. I hate to see what the 996 gets for fuel mileage.
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Shit, I'm dumping my 6 cyl ranger for something more effecient. I think I get like 20 now. Buy a van for sitting in the driveway and hauling, but a shitbox 4 cylinder 5 speed for driving.

I burned $50 in fuel between wednesday and today. I guarantee I drove less than 300 miles. Thats a lot of cabbage to go 300 miles.
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Shit, I'm dumping my 6 cyl ranger for something more effecient. I think I get like 20 now. Buy a van for sitting in the driveway and hauling, but a shitbox 4 cylinder 5 speed for driving.

I burned $50 in fuel between wednesday and today. I guarantee I drove less than 300 miles. Thats a lot of cabbage to go 300 miles.
Sitting in the driveway and occasionally hauling is about all my Tundra does, especially now that the ice is gone. I take the bike just about everywhere, or the GF's ES330. I haven't driven it since I got back from FL a week ago, and have no plans to either.
I've spent a little bit on all-weather gear. Cheaper than buying a new car, for sure. I've got my eyes open for a cheap Honda Ruckus for around town commuting/ errands/pit bike though. Supposedly 100MPG.

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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 07:54 PM
i need a new bike, this one is trashed
 
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i get about 55+ mpg out of my YZF600 while commuting and touring and it also has enough balls to be a competent track machine...it is relatively comfortable also.
Just putting it out there as a viable option and they can be had for cheap used and you might even find a smoking deal on a left over 07.
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Yeah, my buddy has a Husky SM610 (the bike I took my license test on) and I love that bike. It is so much fun to ride. I bet they're really sweet now that Husky is fuel injecting all their new SM's.

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now thats not half bad

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now thats not half bad
not half bad is an understatement. I dig the redesign. I tried convincing the Gf to get one, (so I could ride it ) but she just wants a dirtbike.

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Yeah, my buddy has a Husky SM610 (the bike I took my license test on) and I love that bike. It is so much fun to ride. I bet they're really sweet now that Husky is fuel injecting all their new SM's.
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FI is more efficient, so if my old carbed 610 got in the 50's, I'll bet the FI version gets close to or even in the 60's. That bike was SO much fun around town. At least 50% of my commute was on one wheel, either the back or the front. Once, on a colder day, I had the back tire spinning sideways with the front wheel 1ft of the deck going around the roundabout in my apt. complex. To this day, I have no idea how it happened and i couldn't replicate it to save my life.

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I believe MSRP is $3499.

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That's not a bad idea. Me thinks for the $$ I'd rather have a DRZ400SM though.
Ya till you jet, pipe it and whatever else, and your lucky to get 30mpg. Can't keep the hand out of the throttle now.

I'm sure I still get about 45 mpg.

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