Quote: <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset">Originally Posted by bonegrl Looking at the BMW F650GS, though the guys in the A.A.R.S.E. thread are telling that I should get something cheaper to start with since I can't take it out on single track or OHV. I have an ATV for that. But I did register for a beginners course for next month. I guess that is a good start. EDIT: I just realized that you have what I want...I like the silver. And the red (it would match the truck and toy hauler). What is your opinion? I'm not planning on taking it through the woods the day I get it or anything. I am planning on taking the intermediate riding course and the BMW course also. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> I got at KLR 650 as my first bike and though I've kept it, I recently bought a DR350, and it is doing wonders for my confidence. Also, a lot of what I'm learning on the DR translates to my KLR. Getting the smaller bike first would be my advice, but enjoy whatever you get for sure!! I loved the MSF class. Will probably re-take it next year. Several folks have said I'll get an entirely different perspective by re-taking the class after having some miles under my belt. Enjoy!