I am looking to get my first road bike, and in looking around, I saw the Yamaha XV250 - which for me (I am a short arse) seems to be a good sized bike and comfortable to sit on. My question here is: For a bloke like me, short, but a tad heavy, would this bike be any good? I have heard stories of the bottom end in the 250 engines failing, but I don't know how true that is.... I think I would like to have a touring bike more than a sports bike.... Anyway, Im interested in opinions on the XV250 as a first bike. Thanks.