I work at a local dealer and am considering the 250 as my first bike. I will use it on the interstate, and country back roads. Some of the guys at work are discouraging me saying I will be blown all over by larger trucks, that it will be under powered, I'll hate it etc. They're also saying it winds out at 70, but the Kawasaki website is saying 110 MPH. I need some advice of pros/cons from some of you current owners. I'm not looking for speed, just a first bike to learn on so I can purchase the KTM 690 SMR later on.