Hey guys so my long time friend called me up earlier today and told me he just got his motorcycle license. He already passed the MSF course and finished the written test in the DMV earlier today. He asked me some advice on what motorcycle to buy. He already went to the dealer and liked the new Ninja 300R, but I recommended him to just look at the Ninja 250R because there is so much of them for sale and are dirt cheap. I found him a bike and he seemed to like it. It is a 2007 Ninja 250R. Has 12K miles and is all stock for $2000. Now I know the 2008+ are more sportier, but I read on a forum that they are very different from the older ones. Stuff we would want to know is how long the engine will last? being a 250 I am pretty sure it will be almost in red line on the freeway. He is planning on doing lots of freeway riding in CA (80MPH+). And how often do these bikes need a Valve adjustment and how much does it cost on lets say a local dealer? Thanks in advanced.