After cycling most of my life and riding mopeds and things I've finally decided to get my bike licence and a real ride.
Done some reading and it looks like both of these bikes are good starters. I'm conflicted on which I want though.
I only weigh 130lbs (of solid muscle ) so am not worried about a bike being too small for me. But, I would like to be able to get my girlfriend of the same weight on the back occasionally and hear the 250 can't take it at all. I want to be able to take it on the highways, not at super high speeds, but again i've heard the 250 can't take it. But I don't want the 500 to run away with me or to spend too much on it as the 250s look quite a bit cheaper from what I've seen on the net.
Could anyone tell me stuff that would be useful to know about them with regards to Vancouver/Victoria area, used prices, places to buy, insurance rates?