I'm looking for a starter bike for my wife and I to learn on and have read some really, really great things about the Kawasaki Ninja 250s. They retail for $2999 NEW and I see a lot of them on ebay and craigslist going for around $2000 with only a few thousand miles on them. I figure I can't go wrong with something that inexpensive where I could turn around and sell it pretty easily and not lose a ton of money on it.
I really want something we both can ride so it can't be too big, because my wife is pretty small. I'm 5'10 155lb and she's 5'3 130lb.
Do you guys think this is a wise decision or should I be looking at something else? Granted, we're still pretty young (25) so I don't mind having a crotch-rocket looking bike. However, a good thing I read from the reviews is that it rides very similar to a cruiser and not a sport bike, which is great.
Lastly, will this thing allow my wife to comfortably sit on the back? We probably won't be taking any 60+ mile trips on it.