Hi Ted! Greetings from Kannapolis, NC! I noticed you had a GZ250 and got a CBR. I am currently looking into upgrading into a CBR250r locally. I have ridden the GZ for 6 months, and it is fairly adequate for what I need, but severely lacking in the power department. I am not looking for a rocket on wheels, but I would prefer something with a little extra umph to get me out of the way if needed at my typical commute speed of 55mph. So, being a former GZ owner, what would you say the power difference is between the two? I don't trust numbers on paper, and it is hard to find someone who had a GZ and went to a CBR. The GZ is the only bike I've ridden, so I needed a direct comparison. Thanks buddy, hope to see you around!