When we moved to Ottawa one of the things I had on my mind was to get another motorcycle, and I did. I bought a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja EX250R. It’s an entry level sports bike, enough for the highway but not enough excessive power.
Over the last few years it had moments where I got good use of it. All of last summer I used it everyday to commute to and from work and the gym. It is a great bike for going around the city and a motorcycle commute is actually an enjoyable experience compared to taking a car.
But things come to an end, and this week I said good bye to that motorcycle and sold it to someone who will have their own experiences with it.
The replacement is going to be an electric bike. which I hope will have a few big wins for me:
My neighborhood is also becoming more bike friendly and by next year, the ride to work will be about 50% on dedicated bike lanes. I’m hoping things will continue to improve if the city sees people out using the new bike infrastructure.
Time to start shopping for a new bike