I just took the MSF this summer, and got on my YZF600R and rode it. I worked the neighborhood and school parking lot at 25 and less for 3 to 4 days before stepping out in traffic. The nice thing about the neighborhood ride was lots of stop signs, and stop -->turns, slow turns. Plus the school was a good place to re-practice the MSF drills we did. Anyways once comfy with the throttle, and other controls, I was off. I got about 650 miles right now, and they have been normal riding, mostly with a friend who understands my "newbie skills". So we just ride, and I try and learn one thing every time I ride. I have gotten up to 100 once, for a few secs, on the highway, but other than that 50-60 feels fast and enjoyable. I just enjoy the ride, not just tthe out-right speed.