I just took the new bike out for a nice spin tonight at about 11:00pm... It was a rare feeling i have felt one or two times in my life.. I am kinda recovering psychologically from an accident but tonight's ride on that black cbr 250 in my garage, as well as some of the dialouge in this forum helped me over a HUGE hurdle. The suspention handled good sized bumps im the road and pot holes great, and there was plenty of torque for my needs. The gears were smooth and the throttle is good i just have to find the "sweet spot" but I loved every minute of it. my previeous riding on the bike was in my driveway and i broke thruogh the fear factor and "got back on the horse" and on the road..I encourage anyone who has been through an accident and is wanting to ride but thier fear is almost overwhelming them; take your time to recover mentally and physically and slowly get back in the saddle you can do it.. Be safe everyone, and ride hard..