Originally Posted by JerryH
The only thing that matters to me about a bike like this is how it looks and feels from the saddle. If it is reasonably comfortable, and capable of freeway travel (my air cooled Rebel 250 was) , and if I can figure out a way to carry stuff on it, and because it has tubeless tires that can be repaired without a centerstand, I like it. Unlike most everybody here, I am looking for a bike to ride. Just ride. Not a sport bike, I can't handle the ergos on one of those. I would prefer it not be a cruiser, but that would be ok, if a 250 cruiser fit the bill. I am NOT looking for power or handling beyond what is necessary to cruise down the highway. Some say this bike is ugly, then turn around and praise the Honda NC700X, the ugliest motorcycle I've ever seen. IF this does not work out, my only other choice will be a 250cc or larger scooter. There are no other 250cc bikes that meet my needs. I have non issues with a scooter, I already have 3, but none of them are freeway legal. I was going to get a larger one when I saw this and became intrigued by it. So I at least intend to check it out, IF it ever shows up.
Check out the CBR250R. It only looks like a sport bike. The ergos are standard.
Also, the new CB500F, due here in the spring is another standard that may work well for you too.
Moto Guzzi: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer, 2006 Breva 1100
BMW: 1973 SWB R75/5 "Toaster"
Honda: 1996 VFR750, 1993 VFR400R(NC30), 1976 CB400F, 1976 CB360T, 1975 CB550, 1975 CB400F 1974 CB350F, 1973 CL450, 1970 CL175, 1968 CL175(2), 1967 CB160(2), 1967 CL160
Scooters: 2007 Vespa GTS250ie, 2009 Kymco Agility 125