Hey guys I got my first bike yesterday morning. It is an older ninja600 and I couldn't pass it up. It was in superb condition. I passed MSF about 2 weeks ago and have been praticing the exercises on my new bike. I was going to get an EX500 but had been waiting for almost a month to find one in my area with no avail. I decided to get the 600 instead and am happy about it. I am addicted. I've ridden about 50 miles in 2 days in my neighborhood untill the DMV opens Monday. Pics are in my gallery. Thanks for everyone's posts which helped me become a much better educated rider!