I'm a motorcycle newbie. I will be getting my license this summer. I am looking for a cheap bike, preferably a bit sporty. I would REALLY like to spend $2500 or less for my first bike, but if it's worth it, I am willing to chuck up to $5000 (absolute top limit) for a bike if it's something I will keep around for a while. Here's an example: I was at the motorcycle dealer during lunch, and while I was absolutely LUSTING over the Yamaha YZF6 (I think), as well as the R6, the only thing in there that I would actually pay for was the Kawasaki Ninja 500, for $4500. Help me out guys. Looking for new or used. cliff notes: New biker. Want bike. $2500 or less, $5000 or less if it's something worth keeping. Help.