Don't waste your money buying a brand new one of these. Although as you will be able to see from any CraigsList scan they hold their value well, the model hasn't changed in any appreciable way in 20 years. They hold up very well; they're very simple bikes. Buy a '99 for 1500. So it'll have a ding or two, who cares, it'll still look fine and it'll run as good as a new one. They are great bikes, and lots of fun, I owned one for a while and had no problem keeping up with friends. Go to www.ninja250.com/home.htm for your fan club/advice forum.