The Ninja 250 is def. not slow. You make it sound like if I was putting down the bike. I would never put shame on my own bike. When I said it was meant for low speeds I meant speed that a beginner would feel comfortable riding, usually 50-70. As for me, I have way more highway miles than city miles. As soon as I passed the breaking point I got on the highway. Riding back on forth on the highway I feel comfortable enough that I can maintain the motorcycle at a higher speed. Like you said “It can handle any legal speed (including going over to the point of wreckless driving on the highway in most states) without a problem,” and I can back that up with personal experience.