Ok guys, another one of these threads. I'm looking to buy my first bike. I was initially going to get a dirtbike for some weekend fun but the reality is I just don't have the time, so now I'm looking at getting a roadbike. I'm 176cm, 60kg. Not the strongest cat around. Rode dirtbikes as a kid/teenager but no real experience in the last few years. I'm looking at: 2011/12 Kawasaki Ninja 250r New/Newish Honda CBR250r Is there anything else I should consider? I'm planning on taking both for a test ride if possible. Looking on Bikesales, one thing I don't understand is pricing? The cheapest 2011> Ninja is $5500 with ~3000kms, but you can buy a brand spanking new one with 0 km from $6500. There are bikes on there with a couple of thousand ks asking $6500. Now I know these are just 'asking' prices and are somewhat negotiable but is there something I'm missing? I would expect once a bike has left the dealership it would lose some $$$$, or are these bikes so popular that resale is that good? I normally can't bring myself to buy new things (cars etc) as you just lose too much cash unnecessarily, but if I can pick up a brand new '12 Ninja for $7k with change as opposed to a used one for a couple of hundred less it seems a no brainer to just buy a new one. What am I missing? What are the service intervals like and the cost associated with these sorts of bikes? I'm very much a DIY'er and pretty good on the tools (have previously removed and replaced motors/gearboxes/diffs in cars etc). I have to get it serviced at a dealer to maintain the warranty much like a new car right? I particularly like the look of the '12 Ninja SE. I'm sure I'll have more questions. Thanks guys!