I am going to wait for the US release of the 2012 CBR250R and wait a month after that to see any main issues and if they fixed the 5k RPM rattle and the little bugs with the 2011 already got the 6 grand in my savings for it whenever I get to ordering it! by the way the 5k rattle is due to freeplay in the rocker arms just in case you have that problem! Also plan on getting a 15Tooth and 36 or 35(if possible) front and rear sprocket as for it will be used on the highway it should drop the RPM's at 70 - 75 from 6800 to 5900 or so! Better MPG's I hope, also a slip on exaust for it and i'll be good to go... I'll let you guys know when I do it in the next few months, anyone even know when the 2012 bike is coming out? I hear they listed the prices!