Hey guys , My name is Matt , I am a 17 year old student. I am a junior in high school , and I am looking at getting a ninja. I am going to start out with a 250cc for sure , but I wanted to check up and get an added opinion. I still need to take the test to let me drive a bike , but I am planning ahead. I dont want anything more then a 250 until I am good on the 250. I will only use it to get to and fro school/work/friends houses/family ect. I do not plan on taking it on the freeways and I am not trying to go fast , yet . I also know I need to set aside money for protective gear. I was told I need to invest into a helmet(duh) , gloves , a jacket of some sort , and pants. Someone also mentioned boots , but I dont wanna end up wearing boots to school , so anyone know an alternitive to that? any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the imput guys.