The Life Of A 250 Rider

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Riding a 250cc motorcycle on open roads can sometimes be depressing, as YouTuber 2WheelAssault can attest to. Every rider wants to wick it up a little when open stretches of tarmac present themselves, and 250 riders can find themselves wringing their bike’s necks only to look down and see 80 mph on the speedo. If you’re like 2WheelAssault and find yourself on a Honda Rebel 250 then the circumstances get even worse, as you’ll be lucky to even see 80 mph. Meanwhile, those around you on sportbikes (and nearly everything else) will come blazing past.

In less than 90 seconds, 2WheelAssault nicely captures the feelings 250 riders face in the video below. Be sure to watch to the end though, as even small bike riders can claim little victories when the stars line up just right.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Methamphetasaur Methamphetasaur on Mar 26, 2016

    You picked the wrong bike boss, that bike is too fat for that little engine.

  • Douglas Douglas on Mar 26, 2016

    If a good one could be found, try one of the great mid-70's RD-250's.....or an X-6. They may require a little toe & clutch activity, but keep either of them on the pipe, and they will stay with most any traffic easily.