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Roadster
20-08-08, 08:42 PM
For those who are looking a get a bike, who don't mine a nakid bike, honda has added a new bike to their 08 range!
http://www.dailybike.com/content/1478/HON08_CB400_A.jpg
for a cool $9990, you get a fuel injected 4 cylinder 400cc HYPER VTEC motor. add another thou, and you score ABS!

at last, a 20 year old cbr250 isn't your only option for a learners road bike anymore.

http://www.hondampe.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/hondampe/Home/Motorcycles/Product+Range/Road/Entry/Cb400+08

CaptainColen
20-08-08, 09:26 PM
I was seriously considered bringing a RVF400 back from London last year. All the jdm goodness of a honda v4 (complete with throaty roar), the looks of a 916 and the efficiency of a honda :).
Pitty about the death factor though.

Serial Killa
20-08-08, 09:28 PM
Woah wouldnt you suddenly be popping monos when VTAK hits???!! :P :P

jeffske
20-08-08, 09:28 PM
if i ever got a bike it would be the postmen bikes

OVTEC
20-08-08, 09:38 PM
oh good stuff, i was considering the CBR125 as my next bike but damn this looks the goods

TOU93
20-08-08, 11:01 PM
i learnt to ride on an early model one of those, had a bit power but scary at 110kmh in a stong wind blowing you around

Stalemete
21-08-08, 07:29 AM
i learnt to ride on an early model one of those, had a bit power but scary at 110kmh in a stong wind blowing you around

Having no farings (spelling?) tends to make bike pretty sketchy at high speed.
Also considering the law is based on power-weight, this bike is likely either heavy or real average with power delivery.

imo buy a 250 - you get a much better package.

doofus
21-08-08, 09:52 AM
steve, ill take the cbr250rr over that anyday! LOL

haikii
21-08-08, 10:37 AM
Kawasaki released the new 250r ninja :) which i think goes for 7,000 or somewhat. also a great alternative from the cbr250rr.

or one of these bad boys B) RVF400

http://www.bikesales.com.au/as/search/sd.do?recIndex=1&makeID=37&modelID=582&previousResultPerPage=20

4shizz
21-08-08, 12:30 PM
^^^RVF400 FTW

Stalemete
21-08-08, 12:41 PM
EDIT: I was wrong here.
tra la-la la-la

haikii
21-08-08, 01:46 PM
I'm pretty sure the CBR250RR is LAM approved. Correct me if I'm wrong but all 250CC bikes are legal with an exception of these bikes

Suzuki RGV250
Kawasaki KR250 (KR-1 and KR1s models)
Honda NSR250
Yamaha TZR250
Aprila RS250

Stalemete
21-08-08, 03:03 PM
I'm pretty sure the CBR250RR is LAM approved. Correct me if I'm wrong but all 250CC bikes are legal with an exception of these bikes

Suzuki RGV250
Kawasaki KR250 (KR-1 and KR1s models)
Honda NSR250
Yamaha TZR250
Aprila RS250

Considering you just cp+pst'd that straight from the RTA, I'd say yes your right :rolleyes:
My mistake - was thinking RGV250 here.

Roadster
21-08-08, 05:05 PM
Having no farings (spelling?) tends to make bike pretty sketchy at high speed.
Also considering the law is based on power-weight, this bike is likely either heavy or real average with power delivery.

imo buy a 250 - you get a much better package.

*shrugs*, I have topped out at 220kph at EC on my bike without side fairings, couldn't really feel a difference.

400 has more torque than the 250, its more usable around town. its not always about the max power, but the torque of the motor. Current LAMS regulation is <660cc and <150kw/tonne

False.Cutz
21-08-08, 05:25 PM
hey is the 250 ninja L friendly?

Roadster
21-08-08, 05:27 PM
hey is the 250 ninja L friendly?

all 4 stroke 250cc bikes are L's friendly, that said, you can't buy a brand new road 2 stroke 250cc these days anyway.

Garth Ivers
21-08-08, 06:11 PM
steve, ill take the cbr250rr over that anyday! LOL

u want some clapped out old junker over this?

its only 6k more and SO much better

its not all about looks you know...

Garth Ivers
21-08-08, 06:21 PM
http://www.honda.co.jp/motor-lineup/cb400sf/images/pht_color_06.jpg

even nicer!!

kev.inc
21-08-08, 06:27 PM
If this was around during the time i did my restricted period, I'd definately think about this instead of a 15 year old imported bike with god knows what problems with it.

CONAN
21-08-08, 09:09 PM
Nice bike! But 10K for a Learners bike is definately something you would think hard about

Roadster
21-08-08, 09:12 PM
injection or 10+ year old carby? injection please!
furthermore, not everyone needs/wants a <12 second bike!

kev.inc
21-08-08, 09:21 PM
^exactly!

perfect for commuting. good for those who want the low end torque for going around town without having to wring the neck of a 15 y.o 250 to get to the speed limit and risk breaking something.
and besides, most 600's are far too powerful for the road. i'm yet to even redline in first on my 600.:)

on a side note, aust imported cbr250's were also about $10k when new, 10 years ago.

doofus
22-08-08, 10:10 AM
u want some clapped out old junker over this?

its only 6k more and SO much better

its not all about looks you know...

haha, but i've always been a fan of the hardcore oldskool looks of the cbr250 :(

Roadster
22-08-08, 11:11 AM
haha, but i've always been a fan of the hardcore oldskool looks of the cbr250 :(

its not how you ride, but how you stand next to it when your at maccas that counts doesn't it dave? :D

simonster
22-08-08, 02:57 PM
Aprilia rs125 ftw :)

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t69/dk_simonster/constructeur-aprilia_rs_125.jpg

4shizz
22-08-08, 03:05 PM
i love aprillia's...

there just works of art..

and the SOUND of them..

Roadster
22-08-08, 04:38 PM
the first gen cagiva mito is hotter!

http://www.bikebros.co.jp/images/wallpaper/cagiva/cagiva_mito125_800.jpg

doofus
22-08-08, 08:19 PM
its not how you ride, but how you stand next to it when your at maccas that counts doesn't it dave? :D


hehe, slack.

but damn, aprili rs125 is hot! :D

Garth Ivers
23-08-08, 05:23 PM
125s..... needs bigger tyres...
the aprillia is the only good one

Mr-M00D
06-10-08, 07:31 PM
have you guys considered the aprillia sxv 450/550.
heaps of power, massive tires, and learner legal, can be tuned for more power and theres alot lots of mods for it,

and it only weights in at 120kg dry

brasher
06-10-08, 10:14 PM
No one can afford to do a top end every 30 hours though, ridiculous servicing schedule on those things, especially the 450.

I base that on the offroad version, but the motard is the exact same sans tyres and wheel set.

08-10-08, 05:36 PM
94 zx7r.... 99srad gsxr 750... some of the nicest bikes made. ducati 748... harley dynaglides are fun too. i dont know, i like 750's. 1000's lift the way i ride and scares the shit out of me. 600's are slow, ive taken a ride on the yamaha's, gsxrs, ninjas and f2/f3 cbr's... i need more.

250 is not really my thing but im sure its fun.