Everything you said makes sense and it was a great review, however, regarding the suspension, I owned both the 2012 250r and 650r and I found it was the 250r with the stiff suspension, not the 650r. The 650r suspension was a huge improvement in comfort and stability in the 2012. I can handle stiff suspension, but the 250r was almost squirrely when hitting a bump. Hopefully that's gone. Great videos, especially coming from someone with lots of experience riding. I'm trying to buy one, but my dealer is not cooperating with the white one he has in. He wants $5600 and I want to pay $5400 OTD. Maybe if he hasn't sold it by tomorrow, he'll cave.
In a later video of him, he did an oilchange.Someone has reviewed the ABS 300 on YouTube. It's called Pros and Cons....One of the cons he mentioned is the bike not going into gear. He's a newer rider, but not talking about how if you stop in 6th, then try to get to 1st you have all kinds of trouble. What he says is that the bike jumps out of gear and goes back into neutral from 2nd gear and also shifting from 4th to 5th for example it will jump out of 5th and find a new neutral, then jump into 5th. Dang, that doesn't sound good. I asked him if he is kicking the thing into gear thinking maybe he's not forceful enough with the gear-shift foot lever, but he says he is. ?? If this is related to the slipper clutch, we could have a whole bunch of these.