Yeah I guess I actually see the reasoning for getting a new 250.
They are not that expensive, you get the warranty, the resale stays high, and you can take solace in the fact that it hasn't been owned by some complete idiot of a new rider. Obviously there are complete idiots everywhere, but the guys buying their first sportbike are probably a little more likely to be fuckwits than average.
Originally Posted by MarioImpemba
My Buell is my starter bike. Having torque available everywhere with linear delivery is very starter friendly. Great brakes. Good handling. You can get them for $3k or less all day long. Honestly, I see now reason why you'd ever get a 250 over one, other than if you're afraid of mechanical work.
Too bad they don't make them anymore...