Hey all, I figured this would come under 'new riders'.I've been on my L's I think not even a month yet and already my girlfriend thinks she's missing out (which she is). She's been throwing around the idea of getting a bike and her license so we can go on trips and stuff. I have ridden dirt bikes as a kid and I always forget how handy that was in getting into road riding. Problem is, she has never ridden a motorbike by herself. I have taught her basic clutch principles and all the controls on my bike in the driveway, but I realise that without spending $400+ on her L's or $2k ish on a bike, there's not much more I can teach her. I would take her on my bike somewhere appropriate but she's only short and even the GS500 is a bit big for her. Yesterday we looked at a zzr250 up for 2 grand, i rode it and it had a sticky/slow throttle and was way too small for my 100kgs, but it ran well and fit her perfectly. She loved it too, but of course couldn't ride it. So my question is, how can I make it not such a big step for her? I do encourage her to just sort of jump into it (because we mountain bike and I know she'll love it in time, plus I want to ride with my woman!), but the ridersafe is pretty pricey these days. Any advice?