Noticed in the last MT mag that Piston Broke in Melbourne is supposedly importing and compliancing the Zongshen Z250GS. Looking at the specifications on the official site it doesn't look too exciting at first glance - a 230cc single producing just 13kw. However it's priced about a grand cheaper than Honda's single cylinder CBF, which itself is only putting out 15kw. Build quality may be an issue, but then it's worth remembering that the CBF is manufactured in Brazil, not Japan. The styling of the Chinese bike doesn't look too bad IMO, kinda reminds me of the GPZ900. May not be fast but at 4.5k new it is cheap so might be a good choice for some newbies (hopefully someone here can take one for a test spin and give a review). More info on where to buy here (Note I have absolutely nothing to do with Piston Broke or Zongshen).