I just went to a forum made specifically for new riders. They were all talking about getting bikes that were 500ccs or less. Some were even saying that a newbie should not get more than 250ccs. What are they talking about? They all owned low cc japanese bikes. One of them said that a SV650 was too much bike for a newbie. Everywhere else I've looked people are saying that the SV650 is a perfect starter bike. Are these newbies just a bunch of pansies, or is there some sanity to their rantings?