Thanks for the replies, I see there are a lot of more points to consider.
Megaspaz: My freind teaching me, well it would be driving around in the parking lot just to get the feel, so I feel comfortable she won’t get me killed there (one can hope she won’t). I am going to be getting my training from Durham College, with their Motorcycle Training Course with qualified instructors I wouldn’t do it any other way. Friday night in class, Sat and Sun (8hrs each day) on the bikes and you go for the M2 at the end. I’m guessing it is along the same lines as the MSF in the USA..
Matt: I don’t think I’ll be back in Ottawa until for the highland games doubt they will have any left by then. Ya rust is bad, and $40 isn’t bad for a cover and vented, well I never even considered that , hmmm so many things to learn Where did you end up getting you gear? I need to still get jacket pants and boots. Who are you insured with? I know of Kingsway, and Jevco, didn’t know if there was a better one out there. So are your saving that it is better to save the $1500 for a 03 or $500 for a 06 then get a new one? I much perfer the new look tenfold, however I’m just trying to figure out why buy a used with lots of clicks on it when I can get a new one with no clicks for $1500 or less. The resale value on these bikes look to be awesome, however I don’t plan on selling for a good number of years. I didn’t realize that the ZZR250 was that much different than the 250R US version. Where did you dig up that info?