just some thoughts.. So i've just got my L's and am planning to buy my first bike and have browsed bikesales among other sites to get a guide on learner bike prices. The Yamaha YZF R15 brand new costs $4,000 which seems pretty reasonable and among the cheapest new learner bikes. I've noticed that some people are selling their used ninja's (250 and 300s) on bikesales for almost this much (for kms ranging from 1000 - 15000kms). And so naturally i thought i might as well get a new bike for this price range which only the YZFR15 fits. anyway it seems to me by the number of ads and the posts on youtube compared to other learner bikes, that the yzfr15 isn't really THAT popular.. i've come down to yzfr15 vs ninja 250 and i'm leaning towards the yamaha because its the cheaper bike... i don't see how one bike is "better" for me than the other, especially this early in my career in addition to the lack of biking knowledge i have at the moment, if any..