So, I've been riding about 6 months (my mom's '89 Yamaha TW200) and I'm about ready to upgrade to my own bike. I was looking at a KLX250 SF, but from the forums and reviews it looks like they may be more trouble than they're worth. Now I'm leaning towards a 650R... any thoughts as a first bike? It looks like there's plenty of room to grow as both rider and a bike here. Thanks for the input and I look forward to actually getting my own bike to tinker with.