Horses for courses, my last bike was an old GSXF1100 so the thought of riding a 250cc wasn't an instant hit. However for the riding that I now do it's ideal, getting through heavy traffic on the 1100 was a pain in the ar*e some days. Also riding 13 miles each way (mostly dense traffic) doesn't require a bigger machine.
However with scenery like yours I'd be riding a bigger adventure type bike
All the best gent, keep it shiny side up.