Hey guys. Looking to purchase my first bike soon having recently gotten my learners. I was looking to get something naked since insurance for them would be so much cheaper. This got me into doing some research into what was available and I stumbled across two makes of bikes that really took my fancy - The Kawasaki Balius ZR250, and the Honda CB250F (Hornet). One big attraction to these motorcycles is that they can both be found relatively cheaply, compared to say a CBR250r. Only issues with these bikes is that they're grey imports, aside from the later model Balius II which was sold here for a bit. How big of an issue would this be, and should this be a big deciding factor when it comes to my choice in motorcycles? I've been involved in car imports for a while now. I have some "connections" (if you want to call them that) who can buy parts in Japan and have them sent here for me, so small parts aren't a big issue although larger parts like engines may be. Will there be many workshops around who could work on either the ZR250 or the CB250f? I don't mind spending time to become mechanically minded so a fair bit of work can be done myself, but having shops around who can do servicing is always a bonus. Any recommendations? Should/shouldn't I buy a grey import? Thanks guys!