I am so confused. I purchased a brand new 250 Hawk in '62. I remember it being by far the most superior 250 bike (never mind the 305's). So with the nostalgia and plans to get a 300F next month, I checked out the Dream's spec's. I think I read similar weight, similar HP, similar top speed - all at less RPM. As good as my carbureted twin was, I am hoping for a bit more from the F in the power category. New bike handling is obviously going to be superior but were Honda's original "little" sports bikes really that potent? Not that it changes my plans but I wish there were test rides now like we enjoyed back when. I don't want that Duke 390 looking too attractive on the HP measure. Anyone in the Phoenix area have a CB300 (either kind) that they would show me? All I can easily find are sitting silent at a Ride Now dealer.