I was wondering if the Savage 650 would be a great bike to learn on before jumping on to a sportbike? I have a buddy who bought one brand new and it has about 2500 miles on it and said he'll sell me it for around $3000. He's had it about a year now and all it does is sit in his garage. He said he rode it about 6 months and then bought him a GSX-R 600. He told me it taught him alot about safety and just learning how to ride in traffic. After riding something like that for awhile though might make me want a chopper!