Trying to find a good 250 motorcycle right now is damned impossible around here. All the dealers are sold out and won't be getting there next allotments until fall. If you can find one it's fetching top dollar with most dealers selling at MSRP plus tax, title, shipping & dealer prep.
A Ninja 250 will run in CT between $4000 and $4500. out the door.
I'm bummed I didn't get it in Jan when I had the chance. Glad I still love and am having a blast with my Madass though.