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First Ride: 2006 Kawasaki Ninja® 650R

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Might get me to trade my bandit.
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As a beginner who currently owns and loves the venerable Ninja 250, I definitely have my eye on this bike when I want to venture into more displacement. Being a 5'2" tall female I am just so excited that their is another option for me out there. I like the Ducati Monsters but would prefer Japanese reliability. Also, I like a fairing for the highway. The Suzuki SV650 only comes with a fairing in the more sporty version which has the forward leaning sitting position which I do not like for commuting or comfort with my limited reach.

But please let us know about the miles per gallon it gets! Add me in as another person who would like to know about the fuel efficiency of the 650R. The 60+mpg that my little 250 currently gives me on regular unleaded has me thinking I will never give it up for commuting. I'll just have to have a stable. :)
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Just be happy it's not a Brutale, which is rumored to have the fuel efficiency of anSUV. It gets about 20 mpg. That's absolutely ridiculous for a bike!! I fell so in love with the Brutale when I first saw it in person and fell out of love as soon as I heard about it's gas guzzling tendencies.
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