Hey everyone! I'm glad I found a forum that seems like it consist of a nice core group of people! My names Quyntayle if you couldn't tell haha I've always had a interest in bikes, I love everything from the look, the speed, the sound, the manual shifting (keeps me focused on driving) and being on two wheels! I used to ride a little Yamaha Yz 80 when I was like 13/14 so that was like my intro to bikes but unfortunately my mom and her boyfriend split and what not haha we won't go into that.. But yea either way I'm 16 and will be turning 17 in June, I recently signed up for my BRC which I'll be taking in mid April, any pointers? I'm confident but still would like to know if there's anything I should defiantly be sure not to do lol. I'm super excited and can't wait.. I'll be purchasing my gear in the upcoming week if you're interested in what I got feel free to ask! But on to the next part.. My first bike! As of now it looks like I'm 99% set on this awesome 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 650R.. I was wondering if ABS is a big deal? Do you think I should get a different bike with ABS to play it safe? And just some quick info about me before you say a 650 is ridiculous for my first bike lol.. I'm very mature and am not one of those kids who just wanna twist that throttle all the way I'm more wanting to find other people who love bikes and ride with buddies that I make along the way. I'm 6'2 and 203Lbs so I'm not small either haha.. Well I think that's about it for my first post! Can't wait to get started!