Originally Posted by dlmarquez
unfortunately, neither appeals to me in the least. my list of appealing bikes is very short: Moto Guzzi V7, Honda CBR 250R, used SR500, used GB500, used SRX600
Everything else on your list has double the HP of the CBR. I'm about the same size as you and bought this bike for the mpg's and no other reason. You see that the V7 is new for 2013?
On another note, the chain is done, gave it the last adjustment out to the red zone on the gauge.