Can you get a 250 RR in the US?

  #1  
Old 04-19-2009, 11:52 AM
dawoonj's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 229
Default Can you get a 250 RR in the US?

I've been looking for a 250 RR for my girl. Can you get this bike in the US or maybe even Canada??
 
  #2  
Old 04-23-2009, 03:05 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tifton, Ga
Posts: 259
Default

Canada, for a 125r but I don't know what it takes to bring one across.
Your in Jersey so you could make a day trip to the great white north.
No 250, I think they used to sell there.
Here is the link to the 125
http://www.honda.ca/MCPE/Motorcycle/...Model=CBR125R9
 
  #3  
Old 04-30-2009, 12:51 PM
dawoonj's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 229
Default

Thanks Cman!! Those 125s look nice though. And FYI, Jersey is not that close to Canada. LOL ... I just googled mapped it from town. It says 8hrs and 24 mins. So probably around 7 hrs. Still not that bad.
 
  #4  
Old 04-30-2009, 08:47 PM
Syphen's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location:
Posts: 456
Default

You can get a CBR250RR in the US and Canada. It will be imported. I bought a 1992 CBR250RR MC22 in Toronto, Ontario from a motorcycle importer who brings in VFR400's, CBR250's, CBR400's, NSR250's, TZR250's and the works.

They are great bikes if you can find one. I love mine.

Name:  cibbyandsmoker.jpg
Views: 767
Size:  192.8 KB

There it is, in the foreground.
 
  #5  
Old 05-01-2009, 07:50 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tifton, Ga
Posts: 259
Default

No prob dawoon, and 8hours isnt bad, compared to my 30 hours. I live in south georgia.

Syphen I knew you can get used 250's, I just assumed he was looking for new
 
  #6  
Old 05-05-2009, 08:24 PM
jpanside@gmail.com's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 419
Default

are they from japan? that bike looks sick
 
  #7  
Old 05-05-2009, 11:04 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tifton, Ga
Posts: 259
Default

Uhh ya Honda is from Japan.
 
  #8  
Old 05-06-2009, 02:38 PM
dawoonj's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 229
Default

Syphen ... how is the bike as far as speed? I read about the 125s and someone suggested that they were only good for scootin' around the city, not for highway. Are the 250s any better? If I can get one for my gf, I would like to be able to at least do a little over the speed limit!!! The 250s actually remind of the 1990s 900RRs.
 
  #9  
Old 05-07-2009, 05:24 PM
Syphen's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location:
Posts: 456
Default

Originally Posted by dawoonj View Post
Syphen ... how is the bike as far as speed? I read about the 125s and someone suggested that they were only good for scootin' around the city, not for highway. Are the 250s any better? If I can get one for my gf, I would like to be able to at least do a little over the speed limit!!! The 250s actually remind of the 1990s 900RRs.
It is pretty good for speed. It is speed-limited to 180km/h and you can hit it with a good run through the gears. You can disable it by adding a jumper across two wires in the CDI harness. I left mine restricted.

The CBR250RR's actually share paint schemes with the first generation 900RR's. I know a guy who lives close to me who has a 1993 CBR900RR that looks identical to mine, just bigger.

I can cruise on the highway doing 120km/h with ease. The motor rev's at 10 000rpm at this speed. The redline on my model is 19000rpm so there is still plenty of room left to go. There is a few people who live locally to me that own the new 08/09 Ninja 250R's and they simply cannot keep up in acceleration at all with the CBR250RR.

The bike is light, dry weight is 313lbs. Fully loaded and wet weight is around 350lbs. The weight is very low to the ground and the bike is very controllable. It is also great for shorter people due to the low seat height. I cannot remember what it is exactly but recall it being even lower the an CBR125's.

If you can find an MC19 or MC22 for a good price and don't mind taking the effort to source out parts, they are a fantastic bike!! I have worked on a few of them and I cannot praise them enough for a learners bike. I just wish parts were easier to find here in North America and I wish Honda had kept this motor around in a modern bike. It really makes motorheads smile when they hear the gear-drive whine up to 20000rpm.
 
  #10  
Old 05-08-2009, 10:22 AM
dawoonj's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 229
Default

It is pretty good for speed. It is speed-limited to 180km/h and you can hit it with a good run through the gears. You can disable it by adding a jumper across two wires in the CDI harness. I left mine restricted.

The CBR250RR's actually share paint schemes with the first generation 900RR's. I know a guy who lives close to me who has a 1993 CBR900RR that looks identical to mine, just bigger.

I can cruise on the highway doing 120km/h with ease. The motor rev's at 10 000rpm at this speed. The redline on my model is 19000rpm so there is still plenty of room left to go. There is a few people who live locally to me that own the new 08/09 Ninja 250R's and they simply cannot keep up in acceleration at all with the CBR250RR.

The bike is light, dry weight is 313lbs. Fully loaded and wet weight is around 350lbs. The weight is very low to the ground and the bike is very controllable. It is also great for shorter people due to the low seat height. I cannot remember what it is exactly but recall it being even lower the an CBR125's.

If you can find an MC19 or MC22 for a good price and don't mind taking the effort to source out parts, they are a fantastic bike!! I have worked on a few of them and I cannot praise them enough for a learners bike. I just wish parts were easier to find here in North America and I wish Honda had kept this motor around in a modern bike. It really makes motorheads smile when they hear the gear-drive whine up to 20000rpm.
OH ... 180Km/h is around 110mph .... that's not bad at all. Now, I just have to find one. Do you know a good place to find one? What are some known issues?
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.