I’ve had my Suzuki GS500F for about a month now. I’ve ridden it to work from Johnstown to Columbus about 5 times now. Getting on the freeway (rounte 161) was pretty scary at first, but I’m getting used to it. I still have not tried I-270 yet. I had also considered the Ninja 500, or the GS500F. I liked the looks of the Suzuki better, although both are great bikes to start on. I’ll watch for the purple and white, you can watch for the yellow and black. Ride safe!