It's always more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow. The CBR250 will be a commuter for me, 35 mile round trip to work and back. I still have a '74 Beetle, and an FJ Cruiser. The Beetle only gets 23-24 mpg, the FJ about the same if I tread lightly with it. I can cut my fuel costs by almost two-thirds with the CBR250, and some of the surface streets between work and home are nice, winding, 40 mph-posted roads. My dealer is still saying "end of June", red non-ABS.