I've had a bunch of different bikes and most recently was riding an XVS650 2008 Model. Then I lost my garage and bike was going to be parked on the street 24/7 in the city and I didn't want it destroyed so I got a cheap Mad Ass, used the extra $8000 I had and paid my tax bill. I got a 2008 Mad Ass 125 to get around town on and while it's economical etc and fun, my max speed is 80 (sometimes up to 88 is you lean down) and the acceleration IMO is just dangerous. (CBR125 leaves me for dead off the lights) It really is not a bike you can take on a ride of more than 30km and still be comfortable and having fun. My wife also hates riding on it cause she says it so small and she doesn't feel safe on the tiny little seat. Anyway don't want major performance but want to get a cheapie to get around on. I don't know why but I a bit of a fan of the GN250. Rough, raw, don't have to worry about it on the street, and I'm hoping will do better than the Mad Ass with 2 people on it for quick local trips. I've been offered $2800 for the Mad Ass and was hoping I could get a GN for under $2000 with $1000 extra cash in my pocket. Possible? Any thoughts?