[QUOTE=81cr450;20131489A cheap more modern suspension bike is why I'm not looking at the buy & ride type. I have a real hard time just riding "stock" machines, tinkeritis bad, Thats half the fun putting it together & making it work.
The Ninja 250 is cheap but I wouldn't call anything else about it modern. It is a 1980s bike in later style clothing. Even the 2013 300 isn't different enough to make it modern as far as the chassie is concerned.