Well, of course any bike can get you into trouble. My first bike was a Ninja 250. I totally loved it. I had it for almost a year and put 7k on it. If you have all your basic skills down, you'll be fine. The learning curve should be the same as adjusting to any new bike. But the Street will tempt you to go faster. The brakes have a much better feel. Test ride one and you'll see. The throttle tends to be very sensitive at slow speeds, so good smooth throttle control is important.