Hi everyone, how are you all? I have been thinking about this and have spent tons of time pondering and researching about this. I am a beginner who just got my L about a month ago. I like to say I am a safe driver/rider, never received a speeding ticket/parking ticket etc. I just strongly believe that the best thing to do on the road is to simply be safe. You can arrive at your destination 5 mins early or so but if you die on the way, what good is arriving 5 mins early? My number one priority is definitely safety. === Moving on to the main topic now, I have been researching CB125E by Honda, and people from whirlpool seem to think that 125 is simply way too slow, too weak and even dangerous because you cannot get out of a dangerous situation. I tried sitting on one, and I felt absolutely super good and comfortable and most importantly, confident. Soooooo light and easy to handle, which makes me believe that this is absolutely the best bike to learn on, because as with anything in life, the foundation is the most important. If you have a solid, strong foundation, then you can work your way up. I am currently thinking of getting this which is priced at $2500 (sadly cannot find a 2nd hand one...sigh...) and once I have built my confidence, skills etc, I will definitely upgrade to a ninja, since riding a ninja has always been one of my goals since I developed this love for riding a bike. I am not the type of person who loves speeding, showing off on the road, or the type of person who thinks speeding is a cool thing to do and if you don't do it you are a coward etc. Go ahead, call me a coward but in the end I will be alive, as opposed to those who show off and have a much greater likelihood of being involved in an accident and end up dying. In light of the above, I do not quite understand why people say 125 is actually dangerous on the road. I know it is slow, but what is the likelihood of needing that extra power to get me out of a sticky situation? With 125 I feel super confident and I like working my way up slowly but steadily. Bear in mind I will not be riding on freeways etc. Just a good light safe bike to learn and develop my skills on, so no freeways etc. OR Buying a 2nd hand Ninja 250, at around $4500 (so expensive...) This is a sport bike so it does feel bigger and I can notice the difference is quite real. Not to mention the weight also. I know tons of people use ninja 250 as their first ever bike to learn on, but if I like the CB125E to learn on, why should I go for ninja 250? Some counter arguments include the fact that I will be more likely to keep the 250 for longer, but then I am not even sure if I will be able to ride the 250 confidently, safely, with the same comfort as CB125e, etc. Everyone learns at a different pace. === So, what do you think guys? Like I said, I am a firm believer in starting slowly SAFELY and steadily and working my way up. My biggest concern right now is people who said that 125 is actually "dangerous" on the road....? I do apologize for the lengthy post. Hope to hear back from you guys, thank you very much from reading and any helpful comment very appreciated. Take care guys and thanks again Read forum stickies: Bike reviews/questions/suggestions do not belong in General Justus.