not really a new rider but I haven't been on a bike in 4 years so I figured I'd post this here.
I just want a simple reliable sportbike to ride in the carpool lane on the highway during rush hour. I used to ride an R6 but I don't want anything bigger than 500cc to save on insurance and buying price. I've been thinking about getting a used 250 ninja but I have no experience with how they hold up on the highways. During rush hour times speed shouldn't be a problem but I wouldn't mind having the option of opening it up a bit if i get the chance. I've been reading on the board that 250cc's generally top out at 120 - 130 km/h and that doesn't seem like a lot to me.
So my questions are:
1. For those of you who have ridden 250cc bikes, how do they do on the highway?
2. What do most people think about 400cc 'grey bikes'? I like the idea of having more power than a 250 but how reliable are they?