Never much cared for crotch rockets. They and I = certain death. Had a V65 magna once and figured I had no business at 145mph with only two points of contact so I got rid of it. Ride a fat boy now. Be careful on it if you haven’t ridden much. Take it slow and get used to it. They ain’t dirt bikes.
Just picked up a 05 KX 250. Love it. Night and day difference with it and the 02. Tried the thumpers, but figured I’d kill myself on one of them too. Plus, I like to keep the throttle pinned and power shift. Can’t do that with the four strokes.