Hey guys just an update, I am currently taking my MSF course this weekend a spot opened up for this month so I didn't have to wait til next month's session. First day was great and a humbling experience. It took an hour worth of riding for me to get a grasp of the clutch "friction zone" and do it reliably. At the same time for me to commit and get used to bringing my legs up during take off/slow speeds. We executed short corner turns, 25ft cone spaced narrow slalom, wide angle slalom, wide curve turning and various friction zone exercises. I'm riding a nighthawk 250 during this course and can see why a lot of people recommend a smaller bike for beginners. It's just easier to develop the fundamental skills without all the growing pains of trying to learn on a heavier, more powerful bike that is less forgiving for beginner skill level mistakes. After getting pass the mental block of picking my feet up and numerous stalls because of releasing the clutch too fast, all other exercises went smoothly. We have 3 bike owners/riders in the class, 2 Harley's one of which is an 883 with a bolt on trike setup and the rider of that one expressed how balancing the little 250 was different to the point she uncomfortable for a while. I think her intentions is to be able to ride without the trike set up. 1 Hayabusa owner who has made 10+ hr trips on the bike, who is still learning some things.