Hey all I'm riding a ruckus now but looking to add to my stable in the next year or so and I hope to get a cb300f.
Welcome to the Forum, you'll find lots of 300F info on here to peruse.
Thanks for the welcomeWelcome. Nothing wrong with lurking and learning. Very smart of you to introduce yourself in advance... A good mindset for planning and preparation, I salute you.
Now that I think about it, since you have a baby on the way, this may likely become an active time for change and updates in one's lifestyle. Take your time, no worries at all.
One of the reasons I traded in my GS500F for a CBR300R.After many years riding much heavier bikes (heaviest 270kg) I find the little CBR a joy, especially at lower speeds and on tight roads. Pushing it around in car parks is easy-peasy. Even pushing it backwards with my feet while sitting on board is possible without busting a hamstring.
I have likened the CBR to the Mazda MX5/Miata and reckon it's a valid comparison. Both are actually fairly unsophisticated devices (for so-called 'sports' machines) which nevertheless deliver a great experience by virtue of light weight. The effects of light weight on handling and overall dynamics should not be underestimated - it is quite profound.
An example of this concept is the original Mini. Try one today and you will - I guarantee - enjoy driving it, despite a tiny engine and very basic suspension. The reason is primarily its very low weight, less than half that of what you're probably driving today, perhaps even a third. Even with an old-school 1000cc engine, those things are an absolute hoot to drive on tight roads.
Less is very definitely more.