What are peoples thoughts and experiences with these bikes? I rode one for my lisence test and came away very dissapointed in them. I'm not sure if the one i had was just a bad one but there were several areas i was distinctly unimpresssed with. Brakes (or lack there of) Front was ok..but a lot less forcesfull than my spada...took as long to pull up from 40Km/h as my Spada does from 60. rear..well i think it was working..the lever moves a good 5cm before brakes started to apply...again on my bike if i did this i'd be bending the lever..i have maybe a out 1-1.5 cm free play at he most. Clutch. better than the brakes but was either on or off to some extent not much feel for slipping etc. Gear Shift was smooth enough..a few false neutrals were found thoguh. Biggest gripe was the way the lever works. On my bike when in 1st gear you can't actually push the lever down, so you can tell if you are in 1st or not. On the CBF250 the lever goes down no matter what gear you are in. Was really distracting being in 1st gear and stamping on the changer then realising your already there. Did the same upwards, top gear still allowed the lever to move up. I found this dissapointing as i think it removes some feedback to the rider. General stuff...i think it stalled about 50 times + during the day. usually mid corner at low revs. putting along at 10-15 doping low speed manouvering and all of a sudden "clunck" it stops on the spot....really nice when halfway though a sharp turn :evil: Also had thi happen in a straight line..just stopped. I ened up givving a bit of choke after a while just to keep some extra revs in the engine. Throttle response was a bit choppy but this could be just becouse it's a single cylinder. Footpegs are annoying...for me anyway... everytime i put my fet to the ground the footpeg pokes me in the side of the calf just above the top of my boots. What was good about it? Seating position..nice and upright and the bars felt about right too. Well thats what i noticed. some of these issues may me maintenance related but in a training environment i was expecting better. The CB250 was a much nicer bike in my opinion.