Hi, Just thought it could be useful for someone. Test rode ninja 300 today (1600km, after-market exhaust) comparing it to my CBR 250R (18000km, stock). So the observations are: still relatively upright position. Sitting a little higher. Almost on the bike rather than in the bike. Had a little more room to move on it. Could move a little further back and tuck in a little more. Steering was more "feelable". Pushing the handlebars actually steered the bike vs a little smoother turning on CBR. I'd say more positive, more decisive (counter) steering if that makes sense. Much less vibration. Really enjoyed it. Wind screen is pretty small, got a fair bit of wind drag at 100kmh. CBR is definitely much better here. New 300s come with higher screen as a deal - should be standard IMO. Clutch engagement zone is a little stupid IMO. Somewhere in 4/5. So I never pulled the clutch even half way through. A little softer and more sensitive than CBR, but no major diff otherwise. Couldn't feel the gear lever. Felt small and I had to spend time finding it. I reckon it could just be a matter of adjusting it. Throttle seemed to be smoother than CBR. Wasn't jerky at all in low revs zone (something I complain with the CBR). No clunks when changing the gears (with or without clutch, upshifts only). A little smoother than CBR. 300 pulls and accelerates better, smoother and faster than CBR. But I could take off and get to 60 much quicker on the CBR. Could be because of the clutch and just getting used to the bike though, Strangely enough the CBR seemed to have more torque very down low (when launching for example). But otherwise 300 kills it. CBR wanted me to body steer it due to my laziness (I know it's bad). 300 wanted me to counter steer to turn. This is not a "fact" but the feeling I've got so don't take my word for it. Overall ninja 300 was a little smoother, more pleasant bike to ride. Kept pulling even in a lower gear. I think the CBR is a little more forgiving and better bike for a new-new learner. 300 will be better for someone who feels a little more confident than that. If I would be choosing a new bike for myself now, I would definitely go with 300 (actually maybe I will if I'll sell my CBR for any descent price, anyone ha-ha?). Hope that will help some of you guys. Cheers.