Just got back from picking up my newly acquired cbr250rr and got my very first ride on the streets. I will freely admit that i was fairly shakey to start with and being out in the rain certainly didn't boost the confidence. I managed to get the hang of it but still had a few moments of forgetting to brake or changing gear in the wrong direction. I think I'll stick to the suburban streets for now till I really get the hang of it. I just wanted to ask a question of you all. At what sort of revs should I be changing gear or to take off (When I noticed, I think I was doing it at about 8000-10000). From the sound of it I felt like I was over-revving but when the gear engaged I lost all my power. I was pretty much trying to judge based on my experience driving a manual car. But I've now relised that it is quite different. Of course its not completely impossible that I was trying to take off in 2nd gear. Plus I even managed to get my first nod to a fellow rider today also, I felt so proud.