I passed my drivers test in October, and I'm going to take a motorcycle safety course in the spring. I've been into motorcycles my whole life and I feel as though the ninja 300 is pretty well suited as a starter bike. I looked into the ninja 250R, but I like the styling on the 300 much more. I am very responsible, I would purchase all necessary safety gear (although I would like to know which brands to buy), I would pay for the bike and insurance. Thanks in advance for any advice.