The inevitable upgrade is fast approaching, and I'll soon be passing on the trusty zzr250 for something further beyond my capabilities! As an avid reader of bike mags, I've been reading review after review on all sorts of bikes, and after a while you get an idea in your head of what's good and what's not. Then I picked up a recent copy of the UK mag Ride, which was listing the top 150 bikes as according to reader responses. Basically the owners filled out a fairly comprehensive review on their bike and sent it in; then Ride compiled the results. And what I ended up reading into it was... EVERYTHING'S GREAT!! Everyone seemed to love their bikes; even if it had little faults, that seemingly just added to the character! The bike languishing at 150th still had an 'overall impression' rating of 4 out of 5! I think if you read all these reviews written by the likes of Niall Mackenzie and Whitham, and other guys that proudly sit in the top 0.5% of elite riders, it's easy to lose perspective. As a feller that's pretty new to this whole riding lark, I'm getting the impression I'm going to love pretty much any modern bike I buy... whaddyareckon?!