Honestly, my 500ex was ugly..gross baby blue and the unchanged old styling. My 250r was Kawi green and ran like a scalded dog, but........ Needed just a bit more on the highway for me. Enter the 300, and ladies and gents. It's freaking white! Sold! Everyone has me worried though about the stalling issue.
I don't have any stalling issues outside of user error. I'm at 1200 miles and haven't stalled out since some van slammed on his brakes in front of me around 800 miles... before that was the first few miles getting used to riding.