I already have a Ninja 250, but it seems all the bikes I want I can’t seem to get.
I love the sound of an I-4. Back in the late 80s/early 90’s, Suzuki made some pretty neat GSX-Rs with the dual circular headlights. If they sold in the US or not, I’m not sure, because I can’t find them used anywhere. GSX-R400 and especially the GSX-R250. A 250 I-4, what a hoot of fun that would be to ride moving up from a parallel-twin 250, with about 10 HP more power. http://www.gsx-r.eu/History_gsxr250.html
It sucks that the only way it seems to move up to an I4 is take the plunge into a big CBR600 or GSX-R600 or R6. None of which are really a good idea with three months riding under the belt.
Then there’s the CBR-125R, which is a current model, but only sells, well, everywhere else in the world it seems, except the US. I could mess with customs to import a 2008 model in white and black from Canada, but it seems like a lot of work. Still, 95 MPG, FI, lighter than my 250 and a sportsbike design look would be fun to ride to work or ride around town.
Not a fan of the Rebel, it’s not ‘eye pleasing’ to me. It’s gotta have fairings.