I'm a new rider. I learned on a Honda Eliminator from my MSF course and practiced on my friend's Ninja 250. I almost bought my friend's old Ninja 250. The reason I didn't buy was because I didn't want to worry about trying to sell that old thing, it's carbureted, and no gas gauge! When i first read about the new Honda CBR250 with fuel-injected, I wanted it! Friends were telling me to just go for a 600cc bike because I'll get tired of it in few months. I liked sports bike. So i went to a dealer and someone helped me sit on a few of the bigger bikes vs the ninja. I found that the 600cc bikes are wayy too heavy for me and seat height was wayy too high! I'm only 5'1" 128lb female. I found that the ninja was my size. But CBR250 was even better with the lighter weight vs the ninja 250. Plus ABS is first time offered on a 250cc. So that's pretty much why my heart is set on a Honda CBR250R ABS.