I am wondering, should I consider something like a Kawasaki Vulcan 500? Will it be forgiving enough to learn on–although not as good as the 250’s, I will have to be much more careful. Can I learn on a 500? Will this allow me to keep the bike longer before I feel I have outgrown it? Just wondering here. Since I actually am starting with no particular skills at all, I think it will be better for me to stick with the 250. I am guessing a 500cc bike will be too powerful for me at first anyway. But I have read about some who went out and purchased 650’s and are still OK. Sure, the bike was powerful in a scary way until they got used to it and they had to be cautious. Any thoughts?