Hello from Hollister California . Im an old guy, been riding on and off for over 40 years. About two years ago I decided to get another bike to have some fun. I wanted to get a Suzuki TU250. I thought it would make a cool little cafe racer. They were going to have a california model for 2010 but they never did. Then the 2011 models came out still no california model. well thats there loss. when I saw the CBR250R I went down to my local Honda dealer, Hollister Honda which is one of two Honda Powerhouse dealers in the state. I told the salesman I wanted one and to call me when they came in. He did and I purchased a red/silver one for $3999.00 plus tax,lic & doc fee. about $4600.00 out the door. Now that i have had it for about a month I think I made a good decision. My first new bike was a 1967 Honda 305 scrambler . Its nice to be back on a Honda again.