This is also my very first bike, and what sold me was a few things. first would have to be the Fuel injection, but also i like the digital speedo and the single head light, (i hate dual head lights with only one on for daytime running). other then that i did lots of reading how ninjas pretty much have the same motor that they had back in the 80's with very little change. yea people will tell you "Well the ninja is faster". Well if your in the market for a "Fast" bike 250 is probably not for you. but i love my CBR, was so easy to learn on it and then take it out for a spin on the highway.