Righto' So my buddy is buying the 09' special edition 250r sometime in the next week. He hasnt ridden before im sure it will be the perfect lil bike for him. 'm selling my Miata wtc and picking up something for myself in the next month or two depending on how fast the car sells. I will be looking for something used for ~3k, however if i found something nice for a bit more that i can finance, really im open to alot right now (really like the idea of a Sv650, or Ninja 650r) We have been lurking a bit in here and getting al ot of good info from the stickies (ty btw), i just had a few follow up questions and was hoping for some opinions. we plan to take an MSF course within the next few weeks. When we get our bikes, i figured it would be a good idea to go to a big parking lot and get a feel for our new toys. Is there anything we should really focus on before hitting the open road? Simulating a common sticky situation and knowing how to get out of it, or anything of that nature? Next thing, This is going to more than likely be my only form of transportation, Aside from the obvious storage limitations, what other factors should i be prepared for when DD'n a bike? Thanks Guys!