I went out and purchased a GV250 today(black and orange). My decision was based most on what Mr. 6’3″ 250 pounder Elmwood. The point that resonated with me the most was when you told how people who start out on bigger bikes rob themselves of the enjoyment of learning. I was so tempted to start out on the V Star 650. But today, I decided to sabotage myself by going out and getting the international lightweight champ(…well I don’t know about all that) of 2500cc motorcycles. This way, I can’t change my mind and jump into 8 feet of water before learning to doggy paddle. I saved money too going Hyosung, and the manufacturer gives a $300 rebate when you present your MSF certificate(within 60 days if you buy before you take the course).