Has anyone ridden this bike at all? How does it do at 70 MPH freeway speeds?
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I did my introductory bike course on a 2011 CBR250 (which I believe is quite different from the '86-97 models, which I'm not familiar with). It's a great little bike, but I'm not sure it can do 70 MPH. ;)
The CBR250 would be ideal in the city. It's small and lightweight, handles beautifully, and I found it quite forgiving as a new rider. It definitely lacked long-haul comfort and highway power, though. Mechanically, it seemed solid but putting it in neutral was a bit of a pain at times because of the way the gear lever caught.
I landed on a Ninja 500R for my first bike (after learning on the CBR250), which was a better choice (in my opinion).
I hope that's helpful!