Hi Guys, This is my first post on this forum but i have been reading it for many weeks now and just HAD to join up. I love how everyone has a good sense of humour but knows when to be serious. Anyway down to business.... I understand you have probably heard this 999999999 times before but please bear with me. Obviously it's the 2 i've come down to as a decision for my first bike. Please no convincing me otherwise (e.g. Naked VTR250 or CBR this ZX2A that). Basically i want a fully-faired "sportish" 250 to learn on. Of those who have sampled both (which i haven't as yet) what did you find as the better OVERALL bike. I will be doing a bit (~30mins round trip) 5 days a week (~2.5hrs/wk) to uni. In between that and on weekends i will be going for a blat. I'm 6'1-6'2 and weigh about 75-80KG (yes lanky i know). I understand the Across is a 4cyl and has the fake tank storage and the ZZR a 2cyl...... So what i'm really looking for is peoples advice when it comes down to comparing them with the type of riding i want, the "learnability" of them and the overall maintenance cost. Sorry for the long winded post. Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated. Cheers, Josh P.S. What a finish to the GP last night!!