Here's my story.....I'm 71 years old, retired, long time rider with a few bikes in my garage. I have a new Suzuki Bandit 1250 and most of my other bikes are collector bikes which I try to put not too many kilos on and ride in only fair weather as I occasionally show these bikes and parts are difficult to obtain for all of them.
On one of the forums I follow (Kawi W650) a guy in London in a similar situation to me just bought a CBR250R and swears it's the perfect commuter bike with 75 mpg, very low maintenance, insurance, and a reasonable purchase price. He's a similar size to me, 6'2" and 200 pounds and rides year round as I do. I haven't even seen one of these but will make a trip to the dealer after the holidays but thought I would pick the collective brain of this forum first.......always good if sometimes irreverent information here This bike would just be for running around the lower mainland mostly for enjoyment, I wouldn't want or need luggage. What I see here may save me a trip to the dealers. TIA