Awesome. Thanks guys! I’m sure this subject has been covered endlessly, and I appreciate the feedback. It was good to hear about the class fotobitz, thanks for sharing your story.
I had every intention of buying a used Ninja 250 but the updates for 2008 seem so dramatic, it’s worth the extra $1500 over a late model used one (IMHO). I mean, the new bike looks gorgeous in photos and I hear it looks even better in person. I AM concerned that I’ll drop it as I think this is a matter of “when” and not “if” (hopefully not at speed!), but just looking at it gets my blood rushing.
It’s been years since I’ve taken the MSF course (and passed) so it’s going to feel odd being on a bike again. I’ll be practicing in the parking lot for quite a while before hitting the backroads.