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Old 29th September 2008, 10:09   #1
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Can anyone please suggest me if it's ok to go for a pristine 1988 Honda CBR 250? It is that old model with 3-spoke alloys and single rectangular headlight as opposed to later year bikes with twin round lights. How much should it be worth? Can anyone please guide me?
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What are they askin dude? are the papers clean? Is bike clean with stock exhaust n all? Check for the papers first and carbz also... If all clean quote around 60-80k...
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Why not just get a brand new indian bike instead? The buzzing and all on the honda my just be fun for a few weeks, but the visits to the mech are going to negate all of that fun. Its a bit too old, stay away unless you are a collector.

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Lets have pictures of that bike. Its ok if the exhaust is aftermarket. That doesn't make it a bad bike.
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I am yet to see the bike but the guy who did tells me it is almost in showroom condition. Barely used. First owner with all documents. The asking is a little high though---1.2 lakh. Will post the pic as soon as I get one.

Buying a new Indian bike probably makes more sense but I am horribly drawn towards the scream/howl of a 4-pot. I am neither for GO nor SHOW. Only for SOUND. Sad that we do not have any 4-pot bikes on offer in India. Sure there is R1 but at Civic price, it is waaay beyond my budget. They should bring in 600s. We either have single-cyl punies or R1 but nothing in between.

I am used to the scream/howl of RD which I own for last six months and I am yet to be bored. RD beats all Indian bikes in scream department including soon-to-be-launched Ninja 250 ( 2-cyl 4-stroke ) which sound very stupid. RD is also 2-cyl but may be because of 2-stroke layout it screams. Now I want a 4-pot screamer.

Can I get a decent CBR 250 for around 1 lakh? Or a Suzuki GSX 400 or Kawa ZZR/ZXR 400? Even a 1990 model will do as long as the bike is in good shape. One last question to experts is --can these 3 bikes beat RD in pick-up and top speed?

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If its a single owner bike and has all the papers in order just buy it. Try getting it down to 1 L.

The 4 strokers will obviously have a higher top speed than the RD.
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hey. dont really know if the price is right or not. but the 250 or 400 is definately not quicker than the rd. because its a 2 stroke machine. but at higher revs the 4 strokes are faster. they have more top end speed. having owned a rd for 6 months i experienced the same thing. and my advice would b that if your getting a very clean bike for 1 lack mark just pick it up. i will help selling it for you if you dont like it
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looking at the condition that most RDs in the country have been reduced to, a decently maintained 250 or 400 should be faster easily.
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Can anyone please suggest me if it's ok to go for a pristine 1988 Honda CBR 250? It is that old model with 3-spoke alloys and single rectangular headlight as opposed to later year bikes with twin round lights. How much should it be worth? Can anyone please guide me?
I know this is post is very old but i have been searching for a honada cbr 250RR MC 19, MC22 anything [which is basically has 4 cylinder and 16 valve engine] for nearly 3 years, but my efforts went in vain. Seeing you have some contacts can you give me some lead so that i could buy one.
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I know this is post is very old but i have been searching for a honada cbr 250RR MC 19, MC22 anything [which is basically has 4 cylinder and 16 valve engine] for nearly 3 years, but my efforts went in vain. Seeing you have some contacts can you give me some lead so that i could buy one.
Adithya, you replied to very old post indeed. Contacts? Not really but I know some guys who are into biking. Will see if I can come across what you are looking for. BTW, you need to be very patient and keep looking.

As for me, I have taken the biking game to its highest level. Am riding a total mad-*** bike now, an unrestricted Y2K Kawasaki ZX12R. Very few things under the sun can touch this vehicle when its throttle is jammed open.
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Guys! There is a MC22 for sale in Mumbai. I have seen this bike. Search on Olx i guess the add still floats. Had seen it before i bought my CBR 600 F2. He was asking quite a bit, i would suggest go in for the NC29/NC23 which looks exactly same like the MC22.

EDIT: Here you go.

http://mumbai.olx.in/rare-1999-honda...-iid-435737018

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