I'm a former Ninja 250 owner, and I felt way more cramped on the Ninja than on my new CBR. So I don't agree with that. I found the Ninja to be more uncomfortable at high speeds with a lot of vibrations. But I did find it to have much more high end power and if I was on the track I think the Ninja would be superior, also I preferred the brakes on the Ninja. But I mostly commute so that doesn't matter too much for me. I'm really happy with my CBR.