:grin: What I am actually after is any Ninja 250r owners who have ridden (or maybe who want something to do on the weekend) a Honda VTR250, and can give me a no-bulls%$@ comparison. I rode the GPX250 a little while ago, and while it was pretty nimble, I was... uninspired. But with the supposed "30% increase in power" I am interested to know if that is true, or dealer hype. No dealer in Perth Metro region has any to test ride, and apparently the next shipment will be about June/July (however, still none to test ride...) so "I should put a deposit down and they'll let me know when one arrives". Sorry, I'm not sure I want to buy a bike that I can't actually tell if I will like the ride... I walked away from testriding the VTR250 with a grin you could blind yourself on, but then did the same with the Hyosung GT250r... so I am thinking I'm just a low end torque kinda guy. So yeah, if someone out there could actually say 'Ninja 250r is a flash looking GPX' or 'no seriously it has the same/almost the same power down low as the Honda' that would freaking awesome. Thanks All!!