so there are now a few new models that are interesting to me: Honda CB500X/F Honda CBR250R Kawasaki Ninja 300 KTM Duke 390 Gotta say if Kaw came out with a naked 300 version of the ninja 300 it would be spot on! same for the CBR250R in a naked version or better yet bring the VFR250 stateside! my sort of list of requirements is: 250-500cc, one or two jugs (preferably one!) naked style preferred primarily street prefer a relatively long range and good mileage. I am not interested in full fairings and lots of fiberglass to replace when (not if) it gets dropped or bumped or whatever I an NOT a new rider. I have had several motorcycles stretching back to 1975 and ranging from 250cc to 850cc Actually I am waiting for Yamaha to reissue the SR500!