My budget is $3000. I'll get an extra 7km per litre of fuel on the ninja and I have heard it is reliable. I have also heard cbr1100 is reliable and can last 160,000 if looked after. Registration on the 1100 cc motorcycle will cost about $100 more per year. I am not sure how much more the tyres will cost for the cbr1100 compared to ninja 250. Being a discontinued motorcycle will go against the cbr1100. $2700 1997 cbr1100 super black bird 80,000 kms 11 month rego http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kurri-kurri/motorcycles/honda-cbr1100xx/1059964681 $3000 2010 ninja 250r 19,000 kms 8 month rego http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/raymond-terrace/motorcycles/2010-kawasaki-ninja-250r/1059911763 Most important thing is that the motorcycle must not break as I cannot afford to constantly wait for and pay regretful repairs.