Just want to introduce myself to this Ninja forum . Pick up a crashed 2008 Ninja 250R for $600 and it needs some forks, dash and front fairing .My plan is to fix it up with the help of all of you and give it to my sister for her to learn to ride. Presently I have 3 bikes a 2002 VFR800 a 91 Hawk GT and a Triumph Thruxton . I have been riding for more than 27 years and my first bike was a Yamaha RX50. All of you are so lucky know that small bikes are now appearing in the U.S.A. markets which makes a good starter bike to learn how to ride. I think Kawasaki has really pushed FWD with their entire line of Ninja models.