........The tranny is excellent.
This is the first bike that I've ever been able to do clutchless upshifts on.
Preload the shifter, quickly close the throttle a little bit and it just snicks up a cog smooth as silk. If I tried that with the Buell I'd leave a trail of tranny parts all over the road
So to sum it up: Plenty of power for 'sensible' riding. good handling, Un-freaking-believable gas mileage and a hoot to ride.
Short Answer: I am very happy with my CBR250R.
I thought I was the only one crazy enough to try something link this. I shift my Subie up and down w/out the clutch, and I couldn't help trying it on the CBR250R. It is even smoother than my VT750DC was.
This bike is a wonderful commuter. And it's a ton of fun to just take out and ride for the heck of it!