I'm also looking to buy my first bike and have completed PRS and my class 6 and several years of riding a 200cc scooter. Primarily would like to do more Sat or Sun rides and weekend trips (i.e. touring and day rides). Any recommendations? Thinking of getting a Ninja 500 w/fairing, GS500, SV650, or maybe even the Yama FZR 600. I've looked at the Best Beginner Bikes in the sticky section and found it useful. Just wanted to ask if anyone has any specific advice/feedback on comfort, rideability, and handling bikes for longer rides but suitable for a newbie rider. Thanks for your input!