Hey all, just figured I would use this thread instead of starting a new one. About a year ago I decided I wanted to go to two wheels. At the time I did not have the confidence or money to really get into it so I bought a dirtbike (YZ250F). I am ready to go get my real bike now. I will be taking the MSF course this weekend and have been doing more research then you can shake a stick at. When I first started looking I was liking the ninja 250, but after some thought I figured I should get the next size up, a 500. The main use of this will be for commuting (just over 30 miles on the interstate, then a few in a small city). The dealers I have been going to have both Ninja 500s and GS 500s (some used ninjas floating around too). Both seem like good bikes but I am leaning towards the ninja right now. I also am planning on doing a small amount of touring on it, whatever that counts for. Just would like to know your thoughts on which one you recommend/why. Thanks in advance! FYI I am about 5’7 and weigh about 160. Also am planning on doing some 2up riding.