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#1101 katabeachbum

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Posted 2010-12-21 16:06:00


I really like the 2010 cbr150 and 2010cbr1000 red/white/blue tricolor. will this be available on cbr250?


There is a tri-color for the 250. I saw a pic of it somewhere, but I've browsed so many sights, I couldn't begin to tell you where. But I do remember on the 250 they "switched" the red and blue colors around, and the gas tank is also blue instead of white. Same scheme, different pattern. Looks good.



cool, my GF is talking about replacing her airblade.

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Posted 2010-12-21 16:17:48



I really like the 2010 cbr150 and 2010cbr1000 red/white/blue tricolor. will this be available on cbr250?


There is a tri-color for the 250. I saw a pic of it somewhere, but I've browsed so many sights, I couldn't begin to tell you where. But I do remember on the 250 they "switched" the red and blue colors around, and the gas tank is also blue instead of white. Same scheme, different pattern. Looks good.



cool, my GF is talking about replacing her airblade.



Airblade to a 250? That's a pretty big step up.

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Posted 2010-12-21 16:30:39




I really like the 2010 cbr150 and 2010cbr1000 red/white/blue tricolor. will this be available on cbr250?


There is a tri-color for the 250. I saw a pic of it somewhere, but I've browsed so many sights, I couldn't begin to tell you where. But I do remember on the 250 they "switched" the red and blue colors around, and the gas tank is also blue instead of white. Same scheme, different pattern. Looks good.



cool, my GF is talking about replacing her airblade.



Airblade to a 250? That's a pretty big step up.


she s been riding Ninja 650R a couple of thou km, but its a bit heavy for her, and D-tracker 250 a bit to high seating

CBR250 seems perfect in size/weight, price is nice, and power should work for single 55kg

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Posted 2010-12-21 16:37:33

Ok, then that should be no problem. Mine used to ride "choppers" in the past, but now that she's in her early 50's, she's more "sedate". Bought her a new Air Blade a couple of years ago and she liked it. But now she has a new, fully customized Scoopy that she loves! She also loves my CBR tri-color, except for one thing: At only 148cm tall, her cute, sexy legs are just a wee bit too short to shift gears, but that's fine with me. haha.

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Posted 2010-12-21 17:04:49

Or the police or motorcycle mafia.. or the land transport dept haven't had their kickbackPosted Image

it is Phuket after all.


It is Phuket after all?

Is Phuket worse than the rest of the Kingdom?

Should i flash some cash to get my CBR? I don't have much but i could probably throw down a 100! Posted Image

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Posted 2010-12-21 17:05:22

katabeachbum this is the tricolor cbr250 not sure if it gets released in LOS as pictures can be found on European sites only.

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Posted 2010-12-21 17:10:27

katabeachbum this is the tricolor cbr250 not sure if it gets released in LOS as pictures can be found on European sites only.

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Ahhhh, thanks, Hili. I knew I'd seen it somewhere, just couldn't remember where. Now, while it's on an European site, I would imagine that it could be ordered for here. Might cost a few extra baht, but.....

On mine, I'm seriously considering changing the front fender from blue to white, and sorta considering painting the whole thing white. I'll have to think on that one some more. lol

#1108 katabeachbum

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Posted 2010-12-21 17:32:56

katabeachbum this is the tricolor cbr250 not sure if it gets released in LOS as pictures can be found on European sites only.

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thanks

but not as cool as the CBR1000 I rode with on saturday

at least tank should be white.

so perhaps better in red, and respray some parts in white and blue

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Posted 2010-12-21 17:39:07

Not inn yet... Tomorrow morning:-( guess they did not understand that i wanted it soon... well- there is always tomorrow-

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Posted 2010-12-21 17:41:05




cool, my GF is talking about replacing her airblade.



Airblade to a 250? That's a pretty big step up.


I've seen it promoted as the ideal beginners bike.

Nothing to a 250!

Depending on whom... sure. I'm recommending my cousin grab one here in Canada - he's 55, had never ridden and learned ok last summer in a couple of hours on my 450 Nighthawk.

I reckon the 250 will be a doddle for many beginners.

Although, I remember after doing my 360k run I sat on a new 150, and for sure it was lighter (step-through kinda light), but the seat also seemed lower than the 250. But I read the new 150 was higher than the old 150 and the 250.

I'm certainly not flat on both feet, but it's not tippy-toes. The bike is light and I can move it around with my feet fine (I'm 5'6).

Edited by wjmark, 2010-12-21 17:47:24.


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Posted 2010-12-21 17:41:51

Black/silver 250 sitting in Saphan Kwai dealership.

Think they were asking 110k last week.

Owner speaks fluent English, and a good guy all round.

086 341 0483

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Posted 2010-12-21 17:49:23

So breaking in:

Get the engine close to running temp.
Spend 20-30 mins going through the gears - getting it up to the redline and letting the engine brake back down.

Let it sit and cool down a bit.

After 20 mins take it out and take it into the redline for a minute or two at a time and let the engine brake back down.

After 30 mins let it cool down a bit.

Then ride the ass off it racing style for 30 or so minutes.


Does this sound alright??

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Posted 2010-12-21 17:50:45

And just for the fun of it...

I just spent 40 hours from Chiangmai to Winnipeg. It's about -20 out, and clear night with everything covered in snow.

It's 4 in the morning, I have five layers of clothing on, and Kodiak boots (!!!).

I'm going for a walk, and I will dream about riding!

Glad people are finally getting bikes.

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Posted 2010-12-21 18:13:09

Sangchai Auto on Ngam Wong Wan Road in Bangkok will be selling at 110k on the road for non ABS. Annie speaks good English. They have a black one just arrived but said it's not for sale as it's a show model. Perhaps if you brought a pile of cash she might change her mind!

#1115 JUDAS

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Posted 2010-12-21 18:20:28

Wife just got a call from Honda Chumphon. They have just received their first cbr250, a red on, said they will have abs version in February. We are going to pop in shortly for a quick look.

Oh yes, the real news is the price here................ 96k :lol:


Ok, went to the showroom, bike had just left to be displayed in town somewhere. Spoke to the manageress who said the 96k quote from staff was wrong, actual price is 99k! Was in a hurry but could have left a deposit then at a definite sale price of 99k. Cheapest in the country to date?

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Posted 2010-12-21 18:24:50

Dyno pics are in:

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#1117 canuckamuck

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Posted 2010-12-21 18:45:00

What about HP?

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Posted 2010-12-21 18:51:17

Listed as 21.44.

A fair whack down from the ninja.

Torque: 14.49, at 7,200rpm, higher than the ninja's max of 12.70 at 11,000rpm.

By the graphs is certainly seems to kick in quicker than the ninja, then the ninja takes it in the top end.

At least that's my reading of it.

But I'm possibly wrong. :)

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Posted 2010-12-21 18:53:35

Guys testing fuel economy on the Thai forums are listing above 32+ kmpl cruising on the highway in the 100-120 kph range.

They say it's extremely fuel efficient. About 30 kmpl when cruising above that.

Probably coz it has no power.

Only joking. :)

Edited by appropriate, 2010-12-21 18:54:44.


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Posted 2010-12-21 18:57:16

I think those power numbers must be in kilowatts. that would give the CBR 28.7HP and the Ninja 34.9HP which is closer to the factory numbers.

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Posted 2010-12-21 19:17:20

Toby was so kind to let me ride his up Doi Suthep, here's my review:

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Great little bike, I had a blast up the hills and in the corners, the bike is very stable at all speeds, shifting is a dream, low speed torque surprising for such a small engine. Didn't lean it all the way or redline it but it was already lots of fun. For 100k baht - OK 105, 110, 115 for the first movers - you really can't go wrong IMO. The whole package feels very refined - as you'd expect from a newly designed Honda engine. Beautiful design too.

And: It has a temperature gauge! My Versys doesn't even have that! :)

PS: Never had a Ninja 250, so can't compare.

Edited by nikster, 2010-12-21 19:18:39.


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Posted 2010-12-21 19:30:29

Dunno, when Kwackerzaki introduced the Ninja 250R to Thailand it initially went on sale at a discounted price and they were throwing in 5000 Baht of free accessories to celebrate the launch in Thailand... For the folks interested in the CBR 250 they can spend a bit more and get a Ninja 250R or spend a bit less and get a Tiger Boxer 250RS. Great to have more and more choices available, don't you think?


Oh yes!!! In fact, I am super excited that there's more and more choices. I was here 5 years ago when the choices were either a very overpriced 2nd hand possibly stolen import with unknown history, or a new import with over 100% - 200% markup. The availability of new and well priced Kawasakis has turned the market upside down in Thailand, and the introduction of competition to that - well, it's just great.

I fully expect Kawa to either lower the price of the Ninja, or add features. They've already picked up the glove in the USA, MSRP for Ninja 250R 2011 is $3999 - same as the CBR250. That would be 120k baht. Kawasaki Thailand clearly has some room to move there!

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Posted 2010-12-21 19:41:20


Dunno, when Kwackerzaki introduced the Ninja 250R to Thailand it initially went on sale at a discounted price and they were throwing in 5000 Baht of free accessories to celebrate the launch in Thailand... For the folks interested in the CBR 250 they can spend a bit more and get a Ninja 250R or spend a bit less and get a Tiger Boxer 250RS. Great to have more and more choices available, don't you think?


Oh yes!!! In fact, I am super excited that there's more and more choices. I was here 5 years ago when the choices were either a very overpriced 2nd hand possibly stolen import with unknown history, or a new import with over 100% - 200% markup. The availability of new and well priced Kawasakis has turned the market upside down in Thailand, and the introduction of competition to that - well, it's just great.

I fully expect Kawa to either lower the price of the Ninja, or add features. They've already picked up the glove in the USA, MSRP for Ninja 250R 2011 is $3999 - same as the CBR250. That would be 120k baht. Kawasaki Thailand clearly has some room to move there!


Throwing in ABS and other stuff could work, but lowering the price in LOS doesnt happen. One reason is that financecompanies would not deal with them, as the bikes out on finance wouldnt carry their value any more. Kwaker has chosen same route as car dealers in LOS with fixed prices usually without increase during model/spec lifetime. One advantage is co op with financecompanies offering lower interest and cleaner conditions than dealer-finance. If they realy want to push Ninjette volume, 1,99% interest would be the likely tool, subsidised by salesprice/dealer/kwaker LOS.

But its more likely they let Ninjette rest, and focus on a 1000cc, thai made, just to state who is the LOS big bike winner :)

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Posted 2010-12-21 19:51:43

I think those power numbers must be in kilowatts. that would give the CBR 28.7HP and the Ninja 34.9HP which is closer to the factory numbers.

It's 21.44ps, which works out at 21.15hp.

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Posted 2010-12-21 20:29:29

Throwing in ABS and other stuff could work, but lowering the price in LOS doesnt happen. One reason is that financecompanies would not deal with them, as the bikes out on finance wouldnt carry their value any more. Kwaker has chosen same route as car dealers in LOS with fixed prices usually without increase during model/spec lifetime. One advantage is co op with financecompanies offering lower interest and cleaner conditions than dealer-finance. If they realy want to push Ninjette volume, 1,99% interest would be the likely tool, subsidised by salesprice/dealer/kwaker LOS.

But its more likely they let Ninjette rest, and focus on a 1000cc, thai made, just to state who is the LOS big bike winner :)


Never thought about it this way but that makes a lot of sense...

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