So I went down to my local Kawasaki dealer today (which had some of the WORST customer service) and sat on a couple bikes. They had the 2003-2004 models on the floor which is NOT what I would be getting for my first bike but I have warmed up alot to an older Ninja EX500. So I sat on the Ninja's to see where my comfort level would be: I'm a 220lb guy, 6'2 with no real previous riding experience. The 250 felt way to small. The EX500 was cool. The RX/RZ-something (I think it was the 600cc model) I couldnt even get over the MASSIVE gas tank. It was a pretty trippy bike to sit on....deffinatly not for me. I really liked the EX500 - it wasnt too big and it also didnt feel like I was sitting on a go ped either. I need to get into a MSF course around here and there is a 1995 EX500 in the local camera ads here I'd like to take a look at. What other bikes should I be taking a look at? I really like the look of a sports bike. Thanks for reading.