Hey guys just checking in. Just finished my pre learners at st ives, what a blast. no wonder people ride motorcycles. Our instructor was an experienced fellow named Tony, he is a champ. Clear instructions, lots of useful advice, patience and a fantastic attitude. I didn't run into too many issues, i tend to keep looking down(left over from mountain biking i think). A few things struck me which i wasn't expecting, the bike moved around alot without me doing a great deal (i am 110kg 6'2) which made handling it so easy, changing gears was easier than expected, rear brake feels essentially useless except for control in turning, the throttle response felt like a go cart..nothing nothing okay we're definitely going now. overall awesome experience and i think i'm going to go back for a few private lessons to get a little more confident with multitasking everything. still eyeing the cbr500, so solid looking. ps - eat before you go, take long sleeve clothing for hot or cold weather, my first day was 35ish(surface of the sun) and the next 20 with showers.