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Discussion 250cc USP........

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Minimata, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Minimata

    Minimata Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Well the Balius is nearly on the road and when it is I have a choice to make........

    My Triumph Street Trip ain't seeing much use let alone it's engine potential and my recollection of my long departed ZXR 250 is one of a useable rev range of joy!

    Is it right to favour the little Balius over the Trip? I need to satisfy myself that it will produce as many grins as the ZXR did. So why hasn't the Trip left such an impression? Could it be the fact that opening it up full throttle would launch me somewhere into Central Europe rather than the lanes of Bristol ? Sitting at 4500 rpm on a Trip keeps you in 4th unless you wish to do 80 mph everywhere.......this must be the USP of the quarter litre multi pot machines. Rev your heart out and stay alive and within the law if you so desire.

    I just hope my test ride of the restored Balius lives up to my recollections of the ZXR.

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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    I have been down sizing my fleet to smaller bikes because mainly of the fun factor. Ringing the neck of a 250 is a lot more fun than riding an 1100 at 1/3 throttle (the 1100 would do the national speed limit in first gear, with 4 more to go. Just could not do justice to its 260Km/h top speed on Aussie roads) . Also the licence keeping factor too. :D
     
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    Also to add what Murdo has mentioned. I'f your insurance company is anything like mine they will frown upon you being booked by the police as they randomly asked me on the renewal paperwork i'f iv'e been bad :oops:.Who ME :idk:.
     
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    that is why I love these bikes, you can ride them hard and still be in the realm of keeping your license, I enjoy bigger bikes don't get me wrong, but the smaller 4's are so much fun.
     
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    Frankster See the world before you leave it. Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    @Minimata this is probably not the forum to ask if quarter litre bikes are more fun than bigger bikes. There'll be a queue of forum members telling you how much fun they are. Not to mention easier to work on, normally cheaper and, as I get older, easier on the body. Like many, I have both 2fiftycc and larger bikes. They all bring something to the table, but the little bikes are overall much more fun.
     
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    He he.... I had a feeling I would trigger some positive responses to what I sneakily already think.

    Thanks guys. The ZXR is sorely missed so the Balius won't be slipping my clutches in a hurry......only it's own clutch lol !!!
     
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    Put a pipe in the balius, the stock can is a tad quiet
     
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    Minimata Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Defo. I have an Austin Racing slip on and dB killer in mind if needed.....

    Trick will be cutting existing pipe as close to silencer to maximise straight section for insertion.....ooh err... Pipe seems to go another 50mm beyond collar.

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    Just took Balius on first test ride.....whirring little demon that almost sounds like an electric motor compared to Street Trip.

    Can with more personality called for


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