Two days ago was my first time riding my bike (or any bike for that matter) and I am hooked for life. The bike is a 75 Honda MT250 Elsinore. Its a dual sport. I practiced my shifting, braking, taking turns in a local park with little to no traffic, and got very comfortable with it. I never layed on the throttle, but it does have good power. My clutch hand is pretty sore even today, because of all the shifting. Definately not a highway bike, but great for around town, and at 260 pounds wet, its a great bike to learn on. I felt comfortable on it from the start. Never even stalled it out. Cant wait to take it out again....the msf course is in my future as well, probably after winter is gone. Just thought Id share my great first time riding!