2010 Yamaha WR250X Adventure Touring Project Bike - X-Country at 100 + MPG

Discussion in 'Street and Performance Bikes' started by xcel, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    I got a Honda NC700X this summer with the 670cc engine. I've only gone through a few tanks of fuel but it's pretty efficient. The KTM 390 Duke or Husqvarna Svartpilen could also make good city bikes, I think they share the same engine.
     
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  2. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    I have been trying to buy Honda's new CB300R for many weeks without success. Honda finally released them for sale in the US the last week of July. The local dealers have no intention of ordering them in, though. They don't think it will sell. They are only too happy to order one for me if I pay up front. I'm not sure that I will fit on the bike because it has indents cut out of the sides of the tank for your knees to grip the tank and I have very long legs (36" inseam). I want to sit on the bike first to see if I fit before I order. Not even the Boise dealers (300 miles away) are stocking this beautiful bike. A Salt Lake dealer (250 miles away) told me 2 weeks ago that they were getting them the next week but I think he's fibbing. It's pretty frustrating. The riding season is dwindling away.

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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Mike , that's great ! Have you taken any highway trips on it ?

    Jay , I like the CB300R , but I wonder if they still sell the CBR250R , with possibly better fuel economy.
    I'm okay with the seating position , and I do like a bit of protection and improved aero with the fairing.
     
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  4. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Honda dropped the CBR250R in the US market in favor of the CBR300R. It was nearly impossible to sell the CBR250R with the CBR300R sitting right beside it. The 300 is the same engine as the 250 but stroked out to 286cc from 249cc and gains about 3.5 hp. There may be some left over CBR250Rs at dealers at steep discounts.
     
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  5. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    I haven't taken it on the highway. The previous owner used it on the highway and enjoyed it, but also said that his next bike will have more wind protection if he does highway rides.
     
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