Well it’s definitely a tough decision to start riding or not, but it is a lot of fun. Like I said, the ninja 650r does make a great beginner bike and it definitely looks cooler than the ninja 500. I think the best thing to do if your still on the fence about whether to ride or not is to take the MSF course, in there they let you ride their 250cc motorcycles and they teach you a lot of great skills. The course itself is over a couple days, so you will be able to decide if you have the riding bug or not.
Motorcycles are dangerous but there are a lot more dangerous things you could do out there. Hope I didn’t scare you away with my ranting
~Best Beginner Motorcycles Admin