I wouldn’t mind starting on the 250 but there are none available in Canada anymore. One thing the guy at Goodtime mentioned that makes sense and I am surprised I haven’t seen it mentioned on here is although speed from a larger bike can get you into trouble, it can also get you out of trouble that a smaller bike may not necessarily be able to. That being said I still do understand the premise behind starting with a lower speed bike. Any particular reasons you prefer the Suzuki? Have you tried to 08 kawa 650?