Hi All, I'm a brand new lady to the riding world and have been researching bikes for the past few months. I recently took the MSF course and just got my M1. I'm going back and forth between the Suzuki GS500 and a lighter 250, like the CBR. My boyfriend is scared for me since I've never ridden bikes before and thinks the GS would be very heavy for me (approx. 420lbs curb weight) to make slow maneuvers as a 115lb lady, even though I'm 5'8. What do you all think? My issue with the Ninja and CBR is the aggressive riding position in situations where I want to take some longer than local trips. And also that I'd be maxing it out if I want to do any touring using freeways. I read that the GS500 is fairly beginner friendly (47hp) and has extra power and more neutral riding position which allows for more comfortable touring capabilities. What do you all think, is it too dangerous for me to learn around town first on the GS500 or do I really need a 250?