By the by...has anyone seen Hondas new learner-targeted 250? What the hell have they done? It looks like its trying to play catch-up [not very successfully I might add] with a Suzuki GS500! Not to mention it has all of a massive HALF kW [!!!] over the older CB250 it is replacing. This despite such additions as DOHC and supposedly innovative exhaust [correct me if I'm wrong]. Sporty my ass! I'd love to see the look on somones face when I get my CD250 and blow them off on their CBF250...oh well, gone are the days of old but we who endure may still live on and remember... Sorry for the rant, but I just think its stupid what Honda have done. Destroying a classic utterly and completely and with no concession to those that have gone before it.