After taking the MSF course, I just bought my first bike 3 weeks ago, an '07 silver 500r. A buddy of mine has an '08 650R and has been pretty much guiding me through the basics of riding. Next weekend, we're gonna be riding out with a few gixxer 600's, cbr600's, r1's etc. I'm just curious to see if my bike will be able to "hang" with these other bikes. Right now my main concern is safety at all costs and if I get left behind then so be it.