Okay... so like the subject states, I took the MSF safety course this past weekend haven never riden on a bike before and loved it. They gave the course on little Suzuki 125cc motorcycles. As for my bike situation, I currently don't own one but am seriously considering purchasing one. I'm not looking for a sports bike... more along the lines of a standard. I want something that is fairly responsive in terms of handling. I also would like the bike to have enough power where I don't have to purchase a new one in 3 months along with enough exceleration for comfortable highway riding. My instructed told me that the Honda Magna may be a good bike for me to start off with. A student at the course and stated that he feels that the Ducati Monster (he owns one) is a great bike. what do you guys think?