Stumbled across this while poking around www.motorcycle-usa.com; a comparison shootout between the brand-new 2011 CBR250R thumper and the parallel-twin Ninja 250R. http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/9/9134/Motorcycle-Article/Honda-CBR250R-vs-Kawasaki-Ninja-250R.aspx (Poor americans still don't get the VTR250!) I don't think there's any major surprises in the review(s). EFI thumper makes more torques through better efficiency, but has less peak-power due to not revving out as much as the Ninja. It's nice to see Honda giving the 250R a more aggressive handling, too. I'm surprised/impressed Honda offers Combined ABS as an option on the lil' 250, though let's not get into ideological arguments about whether inexperienced riders should or should not have ABS. I'm posting this 'cause it's the first review/comparison I've seen of the new CBR.