Hey all, checking in from lovely Massachusetts. My name is Bryan, and I've been lurking for the past couple months as a guest, doing some homework while deciding my new bike purchase. I have some off road experience from my high school days, and once I was able got on the road and haven't looked back. Recently I purchased a cruiser that just wasn't for me, and decided I need a new ride that puts a smile on my face, not a sigh of disappointment every time I see my unused bike in the garage. I traded it in last week and started the paperwork on a 2013 250R. Hopefully ill be picking it up within the next week. Once I get it home I already picked up a set of Acerbis hand guards, as I know I'll need them. Hope to bug all you folks with questions as I go, and maybe find people to ride with. Thanks for the awesome and informative site!