Hi ! I'm probably not your typical R3 buyer. I've been riding for 46 years and own or have owned bikes from 50cc to 1800cc. A couple years ago I bought a Ninja 250 on a whim and loved it. Being back on a small light bike was like going back to when I started riding years ago! Great fun!! I was thinking of getting a new Ninja 300, but the reviews and looks of the R3 caught my attention so I'll be picking up a new R3 tomorrow instead. Hope I enjoy it as much as the old Ninja250!!