Seems this thread has derailed.
So everyone has nice things to say about this bike, I think overall the bike is good, but below are my un-bias review.
DISCLAIMER: This is in reference to the U.S. bike and with not much experience driving the ninja250(really the only competitor for this size/price)
1)1st gear is what bothers me the most. It is rated for 0-12 mph, and in a sticky situation, you want to have that getup and go power if at a stop and you need to takeoff for emergency. I dare you to take your car and make it through an intersection from stop without going over 12 mph, let alone even a right turn. It gets frustrating fast!
2)Almost impossible to find OEM or aftermarket parts. For some reason in the US, as many people have mentioned, they have a really hard time finding even oil filters for the bike. Some have been lucky but it all depends on your area. Say you needed to get something a little more rare like some fairing or a new clutch, from my personal experience it is really hard to find parts. None of the dealerships around me have microfiche for this bike yet and I am forced to buy parts from the only ONE place I can find them online (honda parts nation). I am a DIYer, and you cant even get the service book from the dealer yet. They all tell me it wont be available untill end of july (no set date, just an estimate).
3)No fork rebound settings. One of the things I noticed is these forks have no ability to tune, easily without a rebuild. Not sure if the ninja has this, or if many people care, but still is a fact.
Would I buy this bike again this year: No
Would I buy it again next year or in the future: probably, maybe, but slim chance.
Unfortuently Item 2 has nothing to do with the bike but it is a royal PIA. Items 1 and 3 can be upgraded, as more parts flock into the market, and maybe it would have been better to buy this bike next year, but only time will tell.
In the end I do not regret buying this bike, I do like it and enjoy the ride, its a great Honda product. Quality of the bike is great, no major mechanical issues yet (bike is still young), but I would not repeat this purchase and instead either get the ninja250 or a used cbr600.