My Wife has never ever not one time been on a motorcycle. Not even a 50cc. She has always been scared of motorcycles. She saw a Burgman 400 and said that it looked safe. I have spent all day telling her that it is still a motorcycle. She thinks that after a two day riding course from MSF that she could hop on board the 400 and learn by taking the side roads and following me around the neighborhood. I was convinced that She might be able to start out slow and over several months, get used to it. But now I am thinking it over. I started out on a Honda 360 (first bike). The Burgman is a automatic. It might be easier, but I want my wife to be safe most of all. I would be totally devastated if she was hurt. Has anyone started from scratch with a Burgman 400. What is the success rate. If it is okay, then maybe we can try. If not, I will say no untill, we train on a 125cc or something small. She does not want to train on a small bike, she wants to go straight to the Burgman.