hey guys yet again another newbie post... Have been looking around for a replacment for my ttr250 traily which I use to get around on, my r-date still has 6 months to go so im pretty limited, also limited by cash (don't wanna spend more than around 3.5k), but just really want a road bike to get used to the difference before I join the big boys. Plus im selling the ttr to my brother as his first bike Test rode quite a few vtr250's and I must say they seem the best choice, nice torque and excellent styling, although past 7-8grand on the tacho they are completely ball-less, and the 5 spd box worries me as I intend to go on little trips down to the harbour and it's 100km/h for the better part of half hour that way. Not interested in shitty commuters or full faired bikes like the miniture fireblades, i'll save that for when im older and have the cash. Plus im 6"2 and 82kg so they all feel like toys. Recently stumbled upon the hornet 250 though? I understand they are all grey imports and based on the fireblade engine, so faster than the vtr, with the benefit of a 6th gear also? test riding it this weekend, but my main question is reliability, seeing as they are a much older bike than the vtr (although similar sexy styling). hope someone can clear up the differences between these two bikes as it's pretty much what i've narrowed it down too after a ton of research online.