This EX250 was given a second chance. I bought it in 2008 from a salvage yard with a blown engine. I used this bike to learn how to wrench. A swapped engine, new tires, new brakes, and a trip to the Ca DMV and I am now able to use this bike to commute through the city...it is a really fun bike to ride. I only wish it were a little more comfortable... or I was a little shorter.