My 2 cents: I put 36,000 miles on my vtr250. I only sold it because I did not have the money to ship it back to Cali from Maui. I shipped from California, it was a Cali model.
That said, it was flawless. I still remember how it went thru the gears and the lovely sound up to redline, which, iirc, was 14,000 rpm. I didn't care that zero to sixty was a little under six seconds, it was plenty fast (105 mph), handled great, got 52 to 60 mpg.
I would add one of these to the stable. Unless Honda brings over the mini monster vtr 250 from Japan