I had my eye on a new Ninja 250R. I was looking into getting a 2008 but they were impossible to find in black. They canceled the rest of the 2008's as of the first of August anyway. They are probably re-VINing everything to 2009 in their grasp while they catch up with production. The dealership felt bad about my 2008 getting canceled so they gave me first dibbs on the first '09 into the shop. I told them if it ain't black, I don't want it. I guess the price is going up from $3499 to $3999 due to the demand. My contract with the dealership is for $3499 so I'm curious to see how this plays out. Me thinks they'll be letting go a zero gross deal on this one. I built a fender eliminator into the deal as well. Other planned mods are a re-jet and full header back exhaust. I'm also adding saddle bags and a tail bag for my first big trip. I already have a pretty nice tank bag, and coat and helmets are purchased. I have 3k in the bank and 2-3 more pay periods before it lands. I can't wait! Anyone here have a new 2fiddy? I know I've seen SOMEONE post pics of a nice black one!