No, I listened to the comments on this site. It’s down to the Ninja 500R or the Nighthawk 250. Cannot get a Ninja 250 where I am, or at least can’t find one new or from someone I know to be reliable. I am going to wait for anything bigger than a 500. But is the 500 not a great idea?
Many say the 500R is a great beginner, some don’t. Looking for pros and cons. For example “250 better in parking lot but the thing is too freaking light for a highway in Massachusetts (home of good roads and polite, predictable drivers . If all riders should get a 250 for 3 months, fine. But if the 500 has plusses, I’d like to know.
The only reasons I mentioned the 650R is because if someone recommends the SV650, why wouldn’t the same person (not you, not me) recommend the 650R. That’s just curiosity. I’m sticking at 500 or less, but I prefer standard/upright to cruiser.