Comparing the closest bike to the honda, the Yamaha Scorpio, these two bikes are very similar. 223cc versus 236cc, 5 speed box and disc front drum rear brakes. The Honda is a little bit bigger and heavier which might help stability. Bling wise the honda gets 5 spoke alloy wheels and go faster plastic bits stuck to the fuel tank. Yamaha is behind a bit with it's steel/spoked wheels but makes a bit back with centre stand and stick on graphics. Overall the two bikes are pretty similar except for one glaring point. Price. $4,150 ride away for a 08 scorpio versus Honda at $6,200 ride away. Over 2 grand difference. I can't see any reason to justify the extra 2 kay for the Honda. Not unless there is some build quality differences between the two, or the honda is equipped with an gold plated instrument cluster or something. Or is it just because it's a honda? So does anybody have a reason to recommend buying the CBF 250 for any reason?