I am not very familiar with the Ninja for starters but I am looking into a 2008 500R with about 2K miles on it for $3,100 at my local dealer. I am looking for a bike that is quick enough for me while not being too crazy. I am looking for reliability, durability and an overall good bike. I already got a quote on this bike, and being only 19 the cost is high but in my budget. I have ridden dirt bikes and my most recent bike was my Fathers KLR 650 that he let me use sense he got a Harley. I have had personally around 8 bikes and have my endorsement, before I waste my time and the dealers time can I get your guys opinions on this?