I'm currently taking course at PRS. Just done theory and will hit the parking lot in couple days. While being trained, I'm on the market for starter's bikes. It was an argument for me to go for CBR125 and Ninja 250 and with extensive readings on the forum, I'd go for the 250. Simply, I like the 4th generation Ninja 250 better.
Currently, there are several Ninja 250 on craigslist. The price range is from $3300 to $5000. Some has being drop, some has not. Some has missing parts and some doesn't.
I wonder, should I go for the cheapest (with cosmetic damages or 08) considering the price and I'm a new rider (chances that I'm ganna drop it in the future), or should I go for those 4g+ 09 model (less than 5k km and never drop before).
It seems like a lot of Ninja 250 riders would like to switch to bigger CC bikes after a season or two. They either master the bike or think its powerless. I can probably find a 2000 - 2002 500cc+ bikes in the same price range, yet the millage is close to the time for value clearance (according to my friend, its a lot of $$$). Should I be looking at those bikes too?
Any suggestion will be highly apppreicated from this new rider.