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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:10 PM   #151
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PRS sounds like the more obvious choice, but Sundays and ProRide is lots closer. We still havent decided, but from all you guy's comments i dont think we will regret going to PRS.
I was in the same dilemma as you about a month ago. ProRide is a LOT closer to me as I live downtown but the obvious choice for me was PRS, after over half a dozen close friends recommended them. Yes, it takes me about 40mins to get there but so far its been worth it. Personally, I decided to go with the one that friends, coworkers, rs'ers recommended, not the one that was closest in distance.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:52 PM   #152
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Yea, everyones agreed to PRS, its almost impossible to get there by transit, so i guess we'll work something out. Its definately more trouble going there, but with all the votes for PRS, there probably will be no regrets.

Also asked for a insurance quote for a Ninja 250R valued bout $3800, full coverage would be around $800 a year. Sound about right?
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #153
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Yea, everyones agreed to PRS, its almost impossible to get there by transit, so i guess we'll work something out. Its definately more trouble going there, but with all the votes for PRS, there probably will be no regrets.

Also asked for a insurance quote for a Ninja 250R valued bout $3800, full coverage would be around $800 a year. Sound about right?
I took the bus from Richmond there twice, actually. It wasn't too bad to be honest. I ended up being bored waiting for the bus from 72nd to 78th, so I walked it in 25 minutes.

Sounds about right, yup.

Just bought and insured my bike a few hours ago. Paid $335 for 3 months of Basic + $1mil liability. Kawasaki ZX6.

I'm not sure if you know, but how I understand it is that insurance for a motorcycle is based strictly on its displacement. Your Ninja 250R will have the same insurance price as a CBR250R, Rebel 250, Sherpa 250, etc. So my '94 ZX6's insurance costs the same as a CBR600RR, R6, or ZX6R's would.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:28 PM   #154
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You can get to PRS through public transit, you get off in Surrey Central I believe and catch the bus that stops at 78th and walk two blocks in. I vaguely remember now sorry, if you're taking the night course they'll drive you to the skytrain because it's not the nicest area at night apparently.

I don't think the ZX6R(636) cost the same as CBR600 and R6. It has a 636cc displacement while the rest have a 600cc, but the 07 zx6rr is also 599cc.
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^ Surrey I hope to be taking the morning or afternoon course so probably no worries.

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I took the bus from Richmond there twice, actually. It wasn't too bad to be honest. I ended up being bored waiting for the bus from 72nd to 78th, so I walked it in 25 minutes.

Sounds about right, yup.

Just bought and insured my bike a few hours ago. Paid $335 for 3 months of Basic + $1mil liability. Kawasaki ZX6.

I'm not sure if you know, but how I understand it is that insurance for a motorcycle is based strictly on its displacement. Your Ninja 250R will have the same insurance price as a CBR250R, Rebel 250, Sherpa 250, etc. So my '94 ZX6's insurance costs the same as a CBR600RR, R6, or ZX6R's would.
Doesnt insurance also adjust based on value of bike? If not then there would be no reason you only have to pay 335 for 3 months while my buddy has to pay close to 300 for 1 month. Also ZX6-R but 2009.

Im going to have to go with full coverage, 1st time rider and all. Probably going to be able to take it off and refund a bit after some riding? And the quote i got was for new rider, no discount or anything.
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Insurance for bikes are by brackets. As I mentioned before, and if i recall correctly, the brackets are anything up to 400cc, then its 401cc-750cc, and then 751cc and up?

I don't remember if that is correct but you get the idea. Then the value you declare for your bike will also affect the rate. You can always ask your agent to play with that number to see how much difference it makes.

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I don't think the ZX6R(636) cost the same as CBR600 and R6. It has a 636cc displacement while the rest have a 600cc, but the 07 zx6rr is also 599cc.
that 636 will be in the same bracket as the cbr600 and r6.

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Im going to have to go with full coverage, 1st time rider and all. Probably going to be able to take it off and refund a bit after some riding? And the quote i got was for new rider, no discount or anything.
depending on your bike, IMO, it is not worth it to get theft. for a peace of mind, you can get comprehensive but that is the most expensive part if i remember correctly. any discounts you get should be tied with your car insurance. unless you have an accident in history, the discount will be different for your bike than your car. my car has full 43% discount, while my bike only has 35% discount due to an accident like 10 years ago. i don't know why an accident 10 years ago would affect it though...
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zx6r's are actually cheaper than the rest, i have no idea why.

speaking for myself, all the other 600's appeal to me alot more.
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depending on your bike, IMO, it is not worth it to get theft. for a peace of mind, you can get comprehensive but that is the most expensive part if i remember correctly.
Theft is possible, i mean like i dont live in a bad neighbourhood or anything, but shit happens, if i get theft then its only a fraction of the cost of a new bike, im not going to be insuring it full year, maybe like 3 months / 6 months then ill be getting storage insurance the rest of the year.

I know, all this for a Ninja 250,
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^Or you can get private insurance through beacon. Less than 1/2 the cost of ICBC and you get full year coverage including storage insurance
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Can't as I posted above im a younger RSer still in HS not eligible for beacon or Meagan filtzpatrick or whatever.
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u got access to a locked home garage?
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Yep, my bikes won't be spending much time sitting in the streets.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:14 AM   #163
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looking into getting a motorcycle once i turn 16 and get a license. dw i am going to be responsible about it lol.
considering either the ninja 250 or the cbr250 which seem to be the top 2 beginner bikes. but i know nothing about them and need some opinions. it sounds like the ninja is faster when it comes to highways and open roads, but since i am going to be using this in the city, the honda is more practical.
also, i heard that it costs almost $300 a month to insure the motorcycle as a new rider. is this true?
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I am in the exact same situation as you, for some reason i dont really like the CBR250. Fuel injection and ABS sound really good though. On the other hand the Ninja 250 is carbureted, no abs, but i seem to be favoring it more. Both bikes are similar in power and size.

Insurance is whats going to be killer for us new riders, but not that much as $300. I got a quote for a Ninja 250 for about 800-900 bucks a year. Full coverage.
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the 250 RR is really really good. trust me, it's way way way better than the kawi....my friend bought one and it's an amazing machine. totally kept up with me on my ducati on s2s. RR is always much more easier to sell than the kawi.. no idea why, but it's not uncommon kawi are cheaper to buy but also cheaper to sell
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:15 PM   #166
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I am in the exact same situation as you, for some reason i dont really like the CBR250. Fuel injection and ABS sound really good though. On the other hand the Ninja 250 is carbureted, no abs, but i seem to be favoring it more. Both bikes are similar in power and size.

Insurance is whats going to be killer for us new riders, but not that much as $300. I got a quote for a Ninja 250 for about 800-900 bucks a year. Full coverage.
It can be $300 depending on your third party liability, percentage discount and whatever additional add ons you get. What's full coverage, is that basic which is only $200,000 liability which isn't much if you at all if you hurt someone badly...

I'd go with Honda over Kawasaki, their bikes are built like their cars. Reliable.
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just a note for those who can get beacon, they require that your bike be stored in a safe secure place (locked garage, behind a locked fence, chained, etc)
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In my opinion, Kawasaki is the way to go, as the brand solely builds bikes, what can go wrong? Looks way better than the CBR, more fuel efficient, carburetor will be a pain but thats about it.

And yes insurance does vary even for the same bike, but shouldn't be $300.
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In my opinion, Kawasaki is the way to go, as the brand solely builds bikes, what can go wrong? Looks way better than the CBR, more fuel efficient, carburetor will be a pain but thats about it.

And yes insurance does vary even for the same bike, but shouldn't be $300.
i think the black cbr looks better tbh haha
hmmm , my friend recently got his bike and he's paying $250+ a month
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^ To each their own.

Is That $250+ a month for a 250cc?? My friend is also paying near that price, except that his is a 09 ZX6R
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250cc great for insurance

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the 250 RR is really really good. trust me, it's way way way better than the kawi....my friend bought one and it's an amazing machine. totally kept up with me on my ducati on s2s. RR is always much more easier to sell than the kawi.. no idea why, but it's not uncommon kawi are cheaper to buy but also cheaper to sell
Each person's opinion is different. FWIW, in an issues of Motorcyclist/Sport Rider (can't remember which, I get both subscriptions), they had a comparison of Ninja 250/Honda CBR250/Hyosung GT250R and the Kawasaki came out on top. Also, what are you basing the reselling on? The CBR250 has only been out for a few months...people have been buying/reselling the Ninja 250 for ages now...that's why most people buy the Ninja 250 as a first bike, as they can sell the bike for pretty much what they bought for used.
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Yeah the CBR250, while favourable in many ways(i.e. FI > carb) they have their problems and quirks. The bike has been out in different markets but its still too new here. There are so few out there that it can be easily referred to as a first model year.

I'd stray away from the CBR250 for at least a year until they can work out the quirks with the motor and transmission.
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FS: 2011 Honda CBR250R Almost BRAND NEW $4800

not bad of a deal if you ask me.
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^ better deal and looks better

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