Ok, firstly I'll say that I learnd the basics of riding on a rm125 a couple years ago. I bought it yesterday 10k miles no real problems. I rode it for two hours last night and a couple hours today. I have to say that I am a little afraid of this thing and I plan to take the MSF soon. Im gonna try and get it registered tomorrow and if that goes to plan I'll be hitting up this large new parking lot to do some nice practice making turns and getting use to the bike. I have no problem shifting or starting out. I also wanna say at least its not an r6 or a hyabusa.