Just to weigh in, I have about 13K miles on my GTS250 from new. I love it, stone reliable, fun as hell, super practical around town. I have a fly screen and rear case which increases the practical factor even if it decreases the sporty factor. Maintenance can be expensive, I don't do my own wrenching, but have a good local independent mechanic. Tires don't last long but the Heidi's last 2x as long and they are excellent. By one that someone has loved and ride the hell out of it. I would buy another without thinking twice.