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Happy to get in on the ground floor at what looks like a great Forum!

Been riding off-and-on for the past 50 years.
Currently have the CBR250R which I love.

Always wanted a 500 and this looks like what I've waited for.
First red CBR500R with ABS to arrive at my dealer is mine.
Probably late March or April.

Live south of Harrisburg.

Blaine
 

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Congrats Blaine. Riding 50 yrs.....WOW! Impressive. You will have much to offer this forum
 

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Welcome to the forums!

It's an honor to have come aboard to the forums. Im sure your input and advice will help lots. Share some of the bikes you've had ;)
 

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50 years riding, thats crazy!
Wasn't 50 straight years of riding.
Breaks in between but probably 20 full years of riding.

Started in the early 60s on a Honda 250.
Also had the Honda 305...rode a Sportster (didn't like it)
and two Ninja 250 and now the CBR250R.
Always liked the 250s. Especially since all I ride are twisties.

But time to get the CBR500R.
 

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Welcome aboard. Do they only offer the cbr500 abs in red? I heard that from somewher but not sure. Nice history you have there. nothing like throwing around a 250 around twisties.
 

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Welcome aboard. Do they only offer the cbr500 abs in red? I heard that from somewher but not sure. Nice history you have there. nothing like throwing around a 250 around twisties.
My Honda dealer here said the ABS only comes in red.
The staff at this dealership all went to the show in NY.
Tomorrow I'll stop in and hear their take on the 500.

On back-country twisty roads is where the 250CBR shines.
 

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Wasn't 50 straight years of riding.
Breaks in between but probably 20 full years of riding.

Started in the early 60s on a Honda 250.
Also had the Honda 305...rode a Sportster (didn't like it)
and two Ninja 250 and now the CBR250R.
Always liked the 250s. Especially since all I ride are twisties.

But time to get the CBR500R.
Love the twisties :) no need to gobs of power on them, i laugh at guys that bring Hayabusa's on twisty roads like tail of the dragon and expect to be able to go all out but notice they're very limited.
 

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Love the twisties :) no need to gobs of power on them, i laugh at guys that bring Hayabusa's on twisty roads like tail of the dragon and expect to be able to go all out but notice they're very limited.
Have you seen any of the Dragon vids on YouTube of guys on their big Harley cruisers?
Some incredible wrecks!
 

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Nice to see you on this forum. So you're getting one of the first 500s. That's neat. Looking forward to reading about your first impressions as well as vroom_vroom's.
 
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