I am 59 years old and I just bought a 2007 250 Ninja. I am not a newbie since I have been riding for over 40 years. My first NEW street bike was a 1974 Kawasaki Z1. I have had too many bikes to count since then. I currently ride a 2014 Triumph Trophy SE sport tourer. I managed to put 20,000 miles on it this summer. Great bike. I have always liked the 250 and I finally decided to get one for a plaything when not touring on the TT. I found an all stock 2007 with 2900 miles on it. Bike is clean and in great condition. I do ALL of my own work on my bikes, always have so this forum will be quite useful I am sure.