Old guy, cancer survivor, disabled veteran, decided I needed to treat myself to a new toy as therapy. Bought a 06 xv250 two days ago and I love it. Looks=10, Sound=10, Power=6, (needs gearing change I think)fast up till 45-50 and then kinda fades quick. I have rode off and on since the 60s and this is one of the "fun-er" bikes I have had. Nice forum, lots of info here.