This is my 7th motorcycle and my 2nd Ninja 250. This Ninja 250 replaces my 1100 Katana. A step backwards? No way! I missed the fun my Ninja brought, and had to have it back. I may still keep my eye out for an old Yamha Seca 650, Honda CB750K, Yamaha FJ, Suzuki GSXRXXX, Yamaha FXRXXX, Honda Interceptor 500, or Honda Hawk GT. Just for fun.