Hey all. Have been riding 3+ months and luvin it. I bought an 89 CBR250R this week to replace my CBR125R for the daily commute (plus weekend fun). The CBR125 was not a bad bike, and I gained a lot of confidence very quickly from riding it, but the lack of power (all over the speedo) left me wanting! :evil: Had an "interesting" experience getting my 250 started this morning for the commute (cold, bad fuel and battery) but once running I've been having a blast. Looked at 2-smokes for quite a while before getting the cibby, but in the end I decided they were going to be too much of a pain for commuting in cold weather. Plus most of them seem overpriced and under-maintenanced. Heading up to Whitfield this weekend to do some riding on the Whitfield->Mansfield road. Looking forward to getting to grips with the new bike. I did a fair bit of riding on the 125 on the same route over Easter and had a lot of fun (got the 125 leant way over on the road from Whitfield [bitchen bitchimen, section] lots of fun) I'm guessing having *some* power will make it waaay more fun (anyone riding a CBR125 will know what I mean Just out of curioisity, what did all you ex-cbr250 riders upgrade to after their restrictions ended? I'm probably moving to USA for work in about 6 months and I'll be looking to upgrade again. I was thinking about a CBR600 as a good power->interactivity trade off. But Buells and Harleys are cheap over there too. What would you guys get in the US and A, given the opportunity?