Get the 250. you will be able to flat foot it and that will help with your confidence. I agree that the blue ’08 is a beautiful bike, but I would get a used bike. Heck, I did get a used ninja 250.
The triumph street triple comes in Kawi green I think. That is one mean looking bike. http://www.triumph675.net/images/StreetTriple-1280_000.jpg
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