I am having a delima atm with my 1st bike....... I originally decided to go for the VTR250 as everyone suggested for 1st bike, but after thinking and reading for a while, they can be found for $4-5k mark with fairly high km average around 20k-30k+ km so they seems to be abit old and might get bored looking at it after a while like my gf. Im abit nervous about repairs and maintenance most likely it will cost more money at the end. I then decided of getting the kawasaki ninja250r, they abit more pricey being $5-6k but fairly new 2008+ with average 5k-15k km average, in the long run it might work out as cheap as the VTR250 in the first place, their resale value as good and looks good. Now I am thinking of just getting the honda cbr125......I know most riders are agaisnt the cbr125 being weak. Most riders have said you most likely to drop or crash so with the vtr250 and ninja, both goiing to cost $$$ to fix and maybe lose more value. So the cbr125 is 1/2 the price of the ninja250r and vtr250, if i drop or crash the cbr125, I might not feel as hurt if i drop the ninja or vtr since repair might be the same or cheaper on the cbr125, but when i sell it the value is still the same. Another thing is being the 1st bike, it will get sold when i get confident and bored and want to upgrade, I will be riding on normal street most of the time to work, doubt i will hit the freeway because i can use my car if i need to go somewhere far. So u guys think I should just stick with the crb125r, it be mostly to improve my skills and confident, commute to work daily on normal roads? I dont mind getting the ninja then I can keep it and properly dont need to upgrade but just feel alot more painful if i drop the ninja instead of the cbr125. Thanks for any tips and info and suggestions!