The Honda CB250 is very basic but honest and competent, nonetheless. The suspension’s adequate, ditto the disc/drum combo braking system. The gearbox is typically crunchy, and the gear lever’s a bit small for chunky motorcycle boots, whilst the clutch lacks absolute precision. A doddle to ride, though, and the handling’s not bad either. Light and turns easily, the Honda CB250 is also very forgiving of little mistakes.