Hey everyone, I have been reading some posts on here and decided I would sign up and ask a question of my own. Planning on getting a bike pretty soon and wanted to know your opinions. I can ride good on a dirt bike and wanted to get a sportbike. I know I want a Ninja, and was wondering if the 500R is a good learning bike, or if I should just get the ZX-6R. I dont plan on buying a new bike anytime soon and was wondering if i would be wanting more power than the 498cc from the 500R. I was told by guys from work that its best to take off the fairings when I start riding incase I do drop the bike, the bodywork doesnt get all scratched up. Just wanted to know your input. With the 500R I would have enough cash left over for a few upgrades, but not a lot. Thanks.