I am looking to get into the world of motorbike riding but need advice on which beginner bike would be most suitable for myself. After doing some research, it seems to come down to the Ninja 300, CBR300 or CBR500. My main priorities are: - Safety - A forgiving bike that allows me to learn the skills of riding - A forgiving clutch and easy gear change - Low seat height (i'm 165cm tall, short!) - Light (i'm small! Need something I can pick up when I stack it!) - Balanced (it's been a while since i've ridden anything two wheel, need to get back into balance) I will be riding on urban roads, motorways, nothing off road. The two main safety features i've read about are ABS and a slipper clutch. On that basis, the Ninja 300 has both but the CBRs only have ABS (i'm looking to get the ABS versions in all of the above). Though, what are your opinions on the necessities of a slipper clutch? ABS and good brakes seems to be the most important for beginners, but a slipper clutch does not seem absolutely necessary unless you like to do stupid rapid downshifting without matching the revs. Though, given these bikes are down on power, how much damage can you do when you muck up a downshift without a slipper clutch? Other than that, reviews seem to be mixed, some say the CBRs are more refined in terms of riding and comfort. Most seem to say the CBRs are the best for beginners. But some reviews say the Ninjas are super easy to shift gears and also a great option for beginners. Between the CBR300 and CBR500, I just threw in the CBR500 since many say the lower performance of the 300 will piss you off after a few months. Whereas, the CBR500 will have more life in it after you get over the initial learning learn. I'm open to all other options as well! Thanks!