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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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ninja or a blast

was wondering if any women here have ridden both these bikes and which they prefer?
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 01:17 PM
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I have ridden the ninja MANY times. It is a good starter bike and great for stunting (if you wanna stunt it). My neighbor next door to me has a ninja 250 that he lets me ride (he likes to see me stunt it since he cant). This little bike has some get up and go to it and is extremely light also (at least to me..but i'm used to handling the zx-14)

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I haven't ever been on but I really like my Blast. It's a more standard bike rather than sporty so it's very comfortable and confidence inspiring. And still I have no problem having fun in the twisties!

They're both good bikes, but very different.

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Personally I like the looks of the ninja better, and they're much more common and cheap for parts.

Also, a lot of the blasts have a big decal on the tank that says "BLAST!" which I think is kinda corny...

no offense to blast owners
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 11:44 AM
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I just got a 2007 Ninja (hope to post pics soon). It's my first bike and I am slowly learning the handling, braking, etc... I got it because of lower cost and lighter weight.

So I guess it's up to your budget and what you can handle. THe Ninja is lighter, less expensive and has a higher seat height (which can be lowered).

The Blast - heavier, cost more, but larger engine and lower seat height. In fact, both stock heights are lower than the Ninja.

Sit on them both and see how each bike "fits" you.
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Personally I like the looks of the ninja better, and they're much more common and cheap for parts.

Also, a lot of the blasts have a big decal on the tank that says "BLAST!" which I think is kinda corny...

no offense to blast owners
That comes off, I know this because the previous owner took it off my bike and it had already faded so you can still see where the damn thing was

I have to replace that part anyways though.

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Personally, I've owned my blast a few months and I'm already antsy to move up but it's also not my first bike and even though I'd like to move up, the blast is a great bike and worth it's price (which is suprisingly low).

I would try riding both of the bikes if you can and deciding from there because since the bikes utilize different engine designs they ride very differently.

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I've never ridden the Blast,but I owned a Ninja 250. It was a nice bike, but I was ready to upgrade pretty quickly. The good thing about that was that the bike didn't cost much and it sells easily.

Good luck with whichever you choose and have fun!
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I've never ridden the Blast,but I owned a Ninja 250. It was a nice bike, but I was ready to upgrade pretty quickly. The good thing about that was that the bike didn't cost much and it sells easily.

Good luck with whichever you choose and have fun!

I've been on both. I ended up with the Ninja only because the price was right. I would of took either. I wanted the Blast because I don't see any around but I am glad I got the Ninja 250. The bike handels better and runs much smoother.
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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-14-2007, 10:53 PM
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I do not know either bike
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I've been on both. I ended up with the Ninja only because the price was right. I would of took either. I wanted the Blast because I don't see any around but I am glad I got the Ninja 250. The bike handels better and runs much smoother.
Really? I figure they just handle and run differently because they are different set ups. I'll have to get on a Ninja and see for myself now that you said that.

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Really? I figure they just handle and run differently because they are different set ups. I'll have to get on a Ninja and see for myself now that you said that.

Well, the Ninja doesn't vibrate as much, nto that I thought the Buel vibrated all that much, and the Ninja just seems to handle better in my opinion. But I love both bikes and don't think you could go wrong with either for a starter bike.
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Well, the Ninja doesn't vibrate as much, nto that I thought the Buel vibrated all that much, and the Ninja just seems to handle better in my opinion. But I love both bikes and don't think you could go wrong with either for a starter bike.
Oh I'm sure the Blast vibrates much more considering it's a single. If you like dirtbikes, the Blast is the bike for you.

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post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 12:45 PM
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Ninja 250 all the way.....
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post #18 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 11:50 AM
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I just joined myself. I have a ninja zx6r that I absolutely LOVE. I've never been on a blast but I would sit on both and go from there. See which one can be lowered enough to be comfortable and safe for you and see which one is more YOU, personality wise. You'll know what I mean once you start lookin for real.
good luck and have fun with your new bike, whichever one you end up with.

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I just joined myself. I have a ninja zx6r that I absolutely LOVE. I've never been on a blast but I would sit on both and go from there. See which one can be lowered enough to be comfortable and safe for you and see which one is more YOU, personality wise. You'll know what I mean once you start lookin for real.
good luck and have fun with your new bike, whichever one you end up with.
Your ninja, the ZX6r, is NOTHING like the ninja 250 they are considering... it's a full out supersport bike. The ninja 250 is an entry level sport bike and has almost nothing in common with yours. Not sure if that's what you were implying though.
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post #20 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 06:06 PM
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I'm short, 5'2, and I have a Blast with the low profile seat, and it's low enough that I have never been scared that I could fall over, I'm totally stable on it. I sat on a Ninja 250 a couple days ago and could barely touch the ground. I asked the sales guys what could be done, and for about 600 you can get it lowered by an inch or two. For me, that's not nearly enough. I have accepted the fact that I can not ride sport bikes because of the height.
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