Nearly set on a honda cbf250 as my first bike. Can buy new in my budget, it's reliable and an 'easy' bike to learn on and I should be able to onsell in a few years when I figure out what my ideal bike will be. Considered the vtr250 and gs500 - both out of my budget and I don't feel confident buying 2nd hand. A few questions about the cbf250. Drive away price starts at 6k - what is a realistic price to bargain for? It has a warranty - do services need to be performed by a dealer during this period? Will it keep up with freeway traffic? Dealer says no problem but I'd like to hear it from an owner if possible. I don't want a performance machine, just something to get a few years riding experience on before I commit to a more advanced ride. What do people think?