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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:00 am 
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Hey all,

My brother turns 19 very soon (well, so do I, as we're twins, but I've already done my test under the old regulations so this doesn't apply to me.... :angel ), and at some point in this year or next he may be taking his test! This means he'll be limited to 46.6bhp (or whatever it is now lol), so obviously can't have a 600 version of the Hornet! I'm aware he likes the styling of the Hornet (and the huge rear tyre...), so I was just wondering how often the 250 version comes up for sale, I'm not looking to buy yet, but it'd be interesting to now how often they come up!

Also, is it virtually the same bike (aside from the engine capacity) as the 600, as I seem to remember reading something that suggested the chassis/tyres etc are the same?

Thanks in advance chaps!

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:19 pm 
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sadly, the 250 was a Japanese home market bike only, and was never brought into the UK.
All of the ones over here have been brought in as 'grey' imports, so they're not that common, although ones do crop up one here for sale from time to time

Yes, they share cycle parts with the early 600 model

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:56 pm 
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I bought both of mine from Forum members but they crop up on ebay fairly regularly. Just look up "Completed Listings" and it'll give you an idea of how much they go for.

The 250 shares a few parts with the 600 and looks similar but it's really quite different and a lot lighter at 150 kg which helps make the most of it's great little engine.


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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:39 pm 
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Sorry for the bump, but...

How much would you expect to pay for one? I know it'd depend on the condition, but imagine it was in decent condition with about 20,000 miles on the clock, around 1998 ish


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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:18 pm 
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Devils advocate here mate, but if you can't get a 250 (and they are pretty rare now in the UK) - you can restrict down an FZS600 Fazer. They officially produced 69.7KW, so are eligible for restriction!

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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:41 pm 
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Mhm, I think he'd love a fazer actually... if a 2003 facelift model came up at a really good deal I think my brother would be tempted...


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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:25 pm 
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jolyjoe321 wrote:
Mhm, I think he'd love a fazer actually... if a 2003 facelift model came up at a really good deal I think my brother would be tempted...


Bloody good bikes, and a hell of a lot more practical than a hornet! Just not quite got the same fun factor - but to be honest I think buying again I'd take a centre stand, fuel gauge, 22L tank, comfy seat and R1 brakes over a hornet now!

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:53 pm 
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Very true, a 22L tank would be more useful, and with the bikini fairing, touring on it might be a bit more comfortable too! (Though both me and you have the S version of the 600 so we probably wouldn't see much difference :p)


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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:11 pm 
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Saw a 250 for sale at the Newark classic show this morning. They were asking about £1.5K for it. Didn't hear it running or get a proper look at it though as it was pissing down at the time.


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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:56 pm 
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A guy local to us has / had one - cracking bike - full fat wheels and Hornet layout with a high revving 4 cylinder motor - kept up on most rides but had to thrash it (but he said that was the fun part) - struggled a bit on fast motorway cruising - a worthy addition to any bike shed though - as indicated though, they can be quite rare in good condition ... but fun !

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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:33 pm 
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May be irrelevant now but there's a 250 for sale in CMM. 4500 miles, £3500.


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 Post Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:58 am 
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Thanks for letting me know!

Wow, £3500, must be because theres not many around? I thought it would be closer to the 600 price! :rollin


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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:37 pm 
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Happened across another...
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ ... ?logcode=p


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