EDIT: Ok, I can tell that people are pretty hostile about letting somebody they barely know hop on their bike. Fair enough, and I understand. Can we drop it now, please? -- I'm stuck between buying a CBR250rr and an RGV250. So far it's down to these points: CBR250RR: 1. Less maintenance 2. More on the market 3. Easier daily commute RGV250: 1. Quicker 2. Easier to sell once off restrictions 3. Not just another babyblade For me the NSR250/Aprilia RS250 is too expensive and the ZZR250 is too slow. I've decided that fairings are essential for the amount of highway riding I do. I'm not sure about the other faired 250's on offer - I haven't heard enough about them. My budget is $5000-$7000. But what I really want to do is have a quick fang on a well-maintained, A1 condition bike, so I know what to look for when I'm buying, and also can decide for myself which bike suits me better. Is there anybody coming to Monday Eastern coffee or Friday coffee who has one of these bikes and is willing to trust a rider with about one year / 10-20,000k's experience with their pride and joy for thirty minutes? I will note that I'll take it up in to the high revs when it's warmed up, but I won't try any interesting cornering. Naturally, if the worst were to happen, the money I'm about to borrow would either go towards fixing your bike or simply buying your bike at current market value.