Hey guys, I've been a reader around here for a while but only recently signed up, should be receiving my membership pack sometime next week. For starters I should probably thank you guys, there is a wealth of knowledge around this place and it has been a great help for me personally as a new rider just reading and following along with a lot of it. I definitely appreciate it and it makes the transition onto a bike a whole lot easier in my opinion Anyways what I actually came in here looking for was some advice on my first bike! I'm weighing up between CBR250RR and Ninja 250R, I'm a sportsbike boy and I generally think those are the two I will be sticking to. I was initially going to buy a used Ninja 250r, to save on the initial rego and extra dealer costs etc, but I am struggling to find a decent priced used one at this stage (they are also getting snapped up quickly). There are two in Vic atm, but both have around 13k on the clock and are still like $6,250, which makes me think it would be smarter to just buy one new. I'm going to check out Mornington Kawasaki tomorrow (you guys seem to think they are the best) and I've heard them to be about $6.5+ORC. My other option is a CBR250RR, and for some reason I would preferably like one with a Tyga kit, but this of course inflates their price. I realise chances are I'm gonna drop my bike etc, so I see the sense in buying second hand. Generally most CBRs I am seeing are around $4.5-5.5k, with the kit it is about $6.5k. This is the one I have been sorta interested in: http://www.bikesales.com.au/as/sear...=0&previousResultPerPage=20¤tPage=1&x=0 I imagine he will move a bit on the price, and it includes rego etc which helps, but I guess this is the main qualm I have. Is it better to spend a bit extra and get a brand new bike, with warranty and no km's, or save some cash, buy this 17 year old second hand bike that has 33,000km on it (how much should this worry me? I keep hearing about CBRs being wound back) and run the risk of any troubles it has down the track? The other main thing that probably comes into the equation is the resale value of both of these. I will obviously hope to upgrade at some point in the future and with Ninjas in such high demand, does that put me in a better spot to offload a Ninja down the track? CBRs while they seemingly don't lose value very quickly, there is an abundance of them always being sold and they are starting to get pretty old now. Sorry about the length of the post guys, just hoping you might be able to provide me with some insight and where to go from here! Any help would be appreciated, and you are more then welcome to point me in the direction of other dealers and bike sales etc, I'm just trying to give a rough idea of where I stand atm. If anyone does bother to read it all and respond, thanks a lot!