Hey all, Im new to this site and well, new to the whole biking thing. Im 39 and just got my learners .......Woohoo! Anyway I went and bought a XVS250 coz I think they look the best, and really, can one cruiser 250 be so different to another 250. If u buy a 6 cylinder Ford or a holden they are going to be roughly similar, right? but in the bike world its completely different. I just cant believe how gutless my bike is and I just thought that its a 250, so thats that. I went to Elizabeth street and spoke to some of the guys there and was told that my bike is one of the least powerful there is. WHAT ??? I then test rode a hornet which was totally more powerful, but its still a 250, how ignorant am I? Anyway Im now told that my Yamaha XVS250 has about 15 horsepower Honda Hornet has about 30 Kawasaki GPX 250 has about 40 and that If I wanted a good cruiser then I should have got a VN250 (eliminator EL250) I am really annoyed that I was so ignorant but now that Im prepared to lose some money I want to get a better idea of the get up and go of some of the 250's. Now let me say that Im in Vic so other bigger LAMS approved bikes are just not relevant here....yet. Can anyone enlighten me on the horsepower ratings of these and some other 250s please.