We are motorcycle twins! I love my 650. I did a lot of comparing and researching to find the perfect starter bike. I was going back and forth between the 650 and the ninja 250. I think my parents were the only 2 people who suggested I get the 250..haha. Everyone else said the 250 is a decent bike, but that I would get sick of it after a few months of riding. Needless to say I am soooooo glad I went with the 650!!