I've never ridden a motorcycle before, but I am going to purchase one in the next month or so. I happened upon the Burgman 650 while I was out "window shopping" and instantly fell in love. The only reason I have not purchased one yet is because all of my friends who ride tell me to get a regular motorcycle and not waste my time on a "scooter". But the Burgman seems to be so much more than just a "scooter". I would primarily use it to commute to work and school two nights a week. Help!!!