I've had my CBR250R a month now, and Honda has hit a home run. I've had 7 bikes in the last 42 years and this one is by far the best. So, last week some idiot in a cargo van ran a stop sign right in front of me. If I had been a 4 wheel vehicle the airbags would have deployed in the bad wreck. I had no where to go and just braked hard hoping to survive. The bike stood up on the front wheel, a first for me and I did not enjoy it. To my amazement I just cleared him, released the brakes and plopped down hard, still upright and in control, with a large loss of speed. As far as I am concerned, the bike saved my life. I saw this comming and was slowing, but the van's sudden acceleration left me no escape. Now I guess I'll just slow more at intersections and try to have a plan C as well as a B. Ride safe everyone, and watch out for blind drunks.