kawa 250 ninja 2008-now
first you have to wait till it warms up. slowish of the line but nicer top end than the new cbr250r 2011 (really only of use on highways though). felt a touch heavier through corners than the cbr but still very nimble. no ABS or fuel injection and all analogue dash plus $1000-$2000 more than the cbr till it was released so thank you honda for not trying to jack us learners.
Actually you are only looking at about an addtional $500 in Aus fron the Kawa.
Good review though........