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I'm a 38 year old guy, won't give you my life story. I'll just say its been as entertaining as an Episode of a Jerry springer show. I got my first (and ONLY) streetbike when I was in the Air Force in Phoenix in 1987. It was a 500 Interceptor, now I had ridden a few dirt bikes as a kid. Got pretty good on it, good enough to enter the street stock class at PIR!! Entered my first race thinking I would lap the field........then finished 14 out of 14. How could guys lap me on the same bike i was driving?? Then saw my freind die on a bike due to a driver pulling out in front of him while he was going 45MPH (Cars never saw bikes in Phoenix, you had to watch out big time). Since then had a few dirt bikes, last on was a 1995 CR250. Rode a few friends bikes from time to time. Two years ago I stole a freind's Hayabusa (long story, it was in his wife's name and they were going through a divorce). Parked it in my kitchen. Hit 150MPH on Rt78. Did a great burnout on my front porch with it. I would die on a bike like that. So here we are in the modern day. Want to get back into riding, I don't really want a cruiser. Was gonna get am SV650 or an older CBR 600 but you guys got me all wierded out by reading all these stickies. Do I really need to "start" out on a Ninja 250?? Just gonna carve some corners, want a cheap commuter (My 2005 Xterra and heavily modified 1992 AWD Talon are not exactly cheap to drive anymore). I know i'm waaaaaaaaaay too psycho for a 'Busa, but now I don't know what to get. Its been a long time.