I took the course this weekend and had a blast and learned so much. I got a 98% on the test and a perfect score on the riding portion, so I was pretty proud of myself! The instructor pulled me to the side and asked me if I have ever ridden before, and was surprised to hear that I hadn't. Anyway, he kept telling me that I was a really good, smooth, natural rider, so that made me feel good about myself. Over the course I expressed my interest of sportbikes to him. He and I began to form a good relationship and we talked about his bikes, the bikes my dad has, and the bike that I aspire to have. He currently has 40 yrs of riding experience under his belt and rides a Yamaha FJR 13000. I told him that my Dad has two Harley Sportsters (1200R and an 883L) and that I would be riding them over the summer to get some on-road experience. We then began talking about the bike I wanted, 600cc sportbike (don't know which one yet). He said that along many miles this summer, the skills I have displayed, my knowledge about bikes and my intelligence level, that i'd be capable of handling a 600SS by the time I want to buy a bike (next summer). He also said that it would be very important to get a good number of miles under my belt this summer with the Harleys. This doesn't mean that I'm going to do just that. I'm going to evaluate the progress I make over this next year and if I feel comfortable, then yes, I will opt for the 600. But who knows that will happen. Regardless, I think I had a very successful weekend with the MSF course and couldn't recommend it more to people who are debating whether to take it or not. It really teaches you the proper, responsible, and safe way to ride. Thanks for reading (if you made it all the way through)!!! Happy and safe riding!!