Similarly, I sometimes ride with others who have large displacement bikes. We ride out in the country - to enjoy the fresh air, the scenery, the sights, sounds, smells, the raw feel of being out in the open, on an empty twisty road - experiencing the elements. For many - that is the true essence of riding. Yet - you don't need a large cruiser or supersport to enjoy this type of riding. Most of our riding is between 35-50 mph in this environment. Riding slow allows you to take in and enjoy the scene unfolding around you more easily. A CBR250R will do this speed just as well as any other bike. And it will do it while achieving better fuel economy, a low purchase cost, affordable insurance, easy maintenance, and with exceptional handling to boot. I have no problem with people who want to ride large motorcycles. If that's what floats their boat - great. Freedom is about being able to choose. However, if you think about it - a good case can be made for the CBR250R's versatility under many different types of riding situations - including the one described above. No - it isn't just an excellent starter bike. It is an excellent all-round bike!I couldnt agree more with these entrys..whats the sense in getting bigger displacement bike as a new rider that can go as fast as an indy car, 0-60 in 2.5 seconds? You cannot enjoy riding your moto if you are dead, or in traction.