I know youve seen a million of people like me but please give me advice. Im fed up with all the unsupportive people telling me not to get a bike, I live in Brooklyn NY Im 20 years old, 140 lb, 6'1", i came to the conclusion that i want a bike, more specifically a kawasaki. I was originally thinking (dont kill me yet) a zx-12r but thankfully i found this forum and now im thinking of more like a 250r after reading freakin outs post. I understand safety, and have a little bit more maturity than most my age, i work at a body shop and have seen the worst with cars, but not with bikes, but the wonders of the internet has shown me that. I'm not lookin to race or anything but i want something with a little zip, can even a 250r take off faster than most cars or what? i have never ridden a bike yet and im goin to take that safet course mentioned in the post i read, i think its MSA or somethin, so i dont know the power of bikes at all, like i said, i dont wanna race but i dont wanna have to fight to keep the bike up to speed on a highway, or have to slow down traffic taking off from a light cause that alone will get me killed in brooklyn, car service town cars will be up my ass if thats the case lol. any hel would be greatly appreciated and i will let you know how everything goes. i have just finished reading the dmv's motorcycle booklet so i could get my permit so i could go to that training course because every true biker that ive spoken to tells me thats the way to go to get my license, not through dmv. I would like to thank the forum operators and members for being here to help little a-holes like me not kill ourselves. cause i prolly would have bought a liter bike if i hadnt seen this forum, you get caught up in trying not to look like a pansy but hey, i guess its better to be alive than to b cool huh?