I just picked up a used 2005 Yamaha YZF600R via aprivate sale on saturday. Its blue and has 5K miles on it. Never dropped, yet I have no experience riding a bike, just what I got riding dirt bikes as a kid. I am signed up for the MSF riders course this weekend, and a cornerspeed riding school in Spet at VIR. I bought a Shoei Z-II helmet, and the guy gave me a jacket. I know i need some pants, gloves and boots.