Where the 2005 Ninja 250R really impresses is in its handling. Weighing in at a mere 304 lbs., this sport bike is nimble, maneuverable, and handles similar to some of the world's finest superbikes. It turns tight, smooth, and is devoid of rattles, clunks, suspension dumps, and other annoyances that are often found in entry-level sport cycles. The Kawasaki Ninja 250R gets off the line relatively quickly, and rolls smoothly within traffic. Riders in cities like Los Angeles (where lane splitting is permitted), will love the lean nature of this Ninja, as it slices its way through standstill traffic with ease.