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I am actually buying a black 2013 Ninja 300R ABS for long-ish rides. For exploring/traveling alone (where keeping up or competing is not an issue) they are a blast! It is more fun riding a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow - although most of us just ride our fast bikes fast even though it is more dangerous and illegal on the road.
I have had two 250Rs and they zip 0-70 much faster than you would think (faster than most cars). I would ride 2-up all the time, combined weight 300lbs, and have no trouble cruising at 80 on the highway and I still averaged 57mpg. Alone in the country I could get 70mpg. The new Ninja 300 is even more fuel efficient not to mention faster. It also runs 87 octane. I highly recommend picking one up for commuting/adventures and saving some miles on your 600RR. Then when you jump on your 600RR it will feel even faster!!
My first 250R was an 06, I paid $2,000 for it in 2007, rode it for 5,000 miles or so, and sold for $2,500.
The second was an 03 and I paid $1,300 (in the dead of winter), rode it for 10,000 miles, and sold it for $1,500 AND a set of Enkei 17" rims which looked great on Civic for years :)
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Last edited by skyline44512; 09-19-2012 at 11:23 AM.