I'm an experienced motorcyclist, having had approximately 70 powered two-wheelers from 49cc to 1200cc. I got my black 2013 GW250 with 10K miles just over a week ago. It is replacing a Yamaha Fazer 600. As purchased, it was fitted with MSR sports exhausts which looked nice, but they weren't fitted with baffles (decibel killers) and I found them too noisy. The original exhausts came with the bike and I have refitted them. It is way better! Lovely and smooth! I'm absolutely loving the bike. Cornering is superb, performance satisfying, comfort wonderful, economy, at 76mpg, is pleasing and I love the looks. I've ordered a 15T sprocket, about which I am writing another post.