I had been recently been thinking about getting a 600 supersport. But then I thought that's crazy. I already go too fast on the 650R. It doesn't seem fun below 80mph-seems like the bike is barely moving. So I decided it would be better to get a bike that's more fun at lower speeds. And for years I've always wanted the 250R for a second bike. Last Friday my fav Kawi dealer had a new '09 Special Edition green-looked so good. Needless to say, Saturday I took it home. It's the best looking bike I've ever had! Love the paint. It's fun to ride, but kinda frustrasting getting through the engine break in period. It has 250 miles so far-getting there. I haven't rode the 650 since getting it.