Originally Posted by Chiasmus
... be able to afford a sub $5k bike.
This is going to be the big problem. It is not going to be sub $5k. The reason the Ninja 250 still has carburetors is because FI would have pushed it over their price point.
The CBR has FI and available ABS. With both it's going to ring up at close to $7k. Without the ABS we'll be lucky to see $6k even.