So, I'm to regain my bike L's on Friday, assuming I pass the test again (let it lapse last time, overseas and that...) and will be buying a bike in the new year. I have two choices. 1. Full fairing decent 250 that will last me a couple of years ~$6000, or 2. Naked cheapo for ~$2000 and upgrade 4-6 months later to a nice 600. So, the perennial noob questions. Which option works out better given I'm not an immature young lad? Assuming option 1, why does the ZX-2R seem to have so many damn variants? What's with the ZX2'A', 'B', 'C' & 'R', ZXR250(R/RR?), ZZR250(R). Aren't they all grey import 250 Ninja's? Assuming option 2, what is a decent / reliable learner bike given I want a bigger sport bike down the track, so resale ~ purchase is important. And why is a Honda VFR250 the same damn price as a CBR250(R/RR) import?!