With rising gas prices and my old 80s Honda ready to tip over I'm thinking about getting a motorcycle. I use to ride dirt bikes as a kid and am not too rusty I'd hope. Been at least a decade. Not anything too powerful, especially not a Harley, I just don't have the cash. Really I'm looking for some type of commuter small bike, probably something like a Kawasaki Ninja which is the only bike I've ever rode on the streets. I actually really liked it and felt comfortable to ride. Anyone have any tips on what to look for, what I need for basic street commuting, maybe a Sunday ride with my girlfriend? I'm probably going to buy used and I'm just not too informed. I also would probably like to stick around 250cc.