My girlfriend is taking the MSF course next week. I have helped her narrow her interest to a Ninja 250 or a Shadow VLX600. I think (hope) she opts for the Ninja, but it's all about what she feels most comfortable/confident on. She really likes the looks of the SV650S. I suggested she make that one her next bike. Anyway, I am seeking advice or words of wisdom from female riders. By the way, she is 5'2", so seat height is a major issue.