I think it's the available credit here, (USA), I just about had to give mine away. Thankfully it was cheap to begin with despite many, many mods to make it live able. The R3 needs much less. Ninja 300 needed tires, brakes, suspension, bearings and stuff pretty much right away. The R3 has too little rebound damping out back but otherwise is a pretty decent package. I'd pick it stock over my heavily modded 300 easily. Only thing my modded bike has over it now is adjustable shock and a killer front brake. The R3 will get those down the road too but it's a good measure better to begin with.