Hi Everybody, I've been following/reading threads on Netrider for many years dreaming of the day when I finally have the opportunity to own my own motorcycle. Well that opportunity has finally come and I spent the day riding around on my brand new (25 year old) MC22 CBR250RR.. It was like fate brought us together (the bike and I). My friends who ride recommended I buy an old inline 4 bike.. I thought who wants the headache of a 20+ year old bike. So in my stubborn-ness I spent the last few weeks looking at 2013-14 ninja 300 and finally saw one I was interested in (I mean it even came with the tool kit!) the owner told me to call him at 4.30.. I texted him at 439 and he replied and told me the bike was sold.. So I cried a little and jumped back on the usual advertisement sites feeling pesemistic about finding a nice bike that agreed with me.. That was until I stumbled upon a beautiful MC22 in a colour scheme I had never seen before and hadn't been ruined with with some "silly fairing kit" (that's just IMO no offence if you're into that kind of thing). So I called my biker friend because I was too scared too test ride something I had never tried before.. We went and saw the bike it started first turn as if it was fate, after my friend took it for a test ride and I made the owner take it to a quiet street (he lived on a main road) so I could try the seating position make sure I was happy (I'm about 6'2") we struck a deal the old owner even threw in his helmet and gloves.. I asked my friend to ride it home it was night as I was still too pussy.. After we dropped the bike home, my friend told me to take it up and down the street but I still waited until morning... I woke up the next day put the helmet on and hopped on the bike, it started first time again with a bit of choke. I rode it slowly to a side street and whaddya know, it was amazing I rode to the end of the close did a u-turn rode out. I rode straight to my biker friends place but he was asleep (he's a gamer kinda guy) so I left his house and rode happily until I stopped at the local to check my phone, and my mrs called to tell me I had been out for two hours!! I'm so happy I listened and got the MC22. It is easy to ride and handles like its on rails. It needs a little work but that's not a problem since it is about 3G cheaper than a current model learner "sport" bike. Just wanted to share my story with some folk who understand and say hello and I hope to bump into some of you guys and gals along the way..