OK so the Hyo is in getting a service today so they give me a loan bike. Its one of those CBR250rr's. this is the first time i've ridden one of these. And there is a significant difference between it and teh Hyo. 1) its seating position is obviously more sporty and hunched over. 2) the faired, sporty bikes really do use much less handlebar turn when turning, its almost entirely leaning. Nothing wrong with that, just different. 3) The most obvious thing i noticed is how well placed the controls on the Hyo are compared to the CBR. 4) Its also a small bike in comparrison, so its not really my thing. 5) Sure there is more power - but not that much more, it just surges in the power delivery a bit more so it gives the impression of being much quicker. 6) Its also got a Roo pipe. And all this seems to do is make it louder. It still sounds like a sewing machine, but now a loud one. 7) The throttle requires a lot of pressure to actually turn it. Dont know if this is a charicteristic of the bike or not. The mirrors are a joke. Unless your about 4ft tall. All i see is my arms, and its bloody scary not having mirrors in peak hour traffic. All i can say is i can wait to get the Hyo back this arvo. I think basically it comes down to two things - first the bike is too small for me and second the sort of riding i do doesnt warrant the sporty style.