Guys, this is not the first thread where a person suggests going back to a smaller capacity mbike. they pop up every few weeks/months. although i have been regularly reading mbike magazines for about 8 years, i only been a mbike rider for 3 years. so i am not in the know of the technical side of mbikes like the most of you. all i know is what i FEEL on the mbike. i cut my teeth on a 250 kawaski Eliminator. 165kg or so. i loved every single experience on that bike, even though i wasnt fast (still not) around corners or in a straight line. i waited till the year was up, and like my peers, i immediately bought a bigger mbike. the M50. with the welcome increase in power, was a hefty increase in weight. about 100kgs worth. i thought i was set up now with nice mbike, not lacking in power up the hills anymore....all good. then soozie (wife) got sick of sitting on the back of my m50 and got her own licence. i bought the hyodung gv250 for her. so after a year of getting used to 270kg, i tried the 250 (160kg) on the same roads, same conditions.....no contest, the hyodung wins. our favourite loop is 70kms (one way) of hairpins, tight twisty roads with very little time in a straight line. the difference is that i feel i am riding the hyodung, but i am coaxing the M50. i tried this experiement on a few of our favourite loops, and the same result everytime.....the hyodung was more 'involving' during the ride. that extra 100kg makes a hellova difference for me (lacking in skills). there is an opportunity to revert back to a nice version of my old 250 cruiser. the dealer that has one, is interested in my M50, so its a case of crunching numbers now. the problem is that i still love my m50, it is a beautful machine, stunning colour and 100% reliable (unlike the hyodung). i cant afford 3 mbikes in the family. whats most important......grunt or agility in tight corners?