Hello I am 16 and i have my drivers license and I need help on what to get for my first bike. I have experience driving manual. I had a trx450 atv which was manual and I have driven my friends 200cc enduro and 85cc 2 stroke and a LOT of mini bikes. So driving manual won’t be a problem. I’ve sat on several cbr600s and loved the way they felt and I was comfortable. I also think they are absolutely beautiful. My dad and I went to a dealer today and talked to the guy there for 2 hours and he thinks the 600 is a bad idea and so does my dad. But 2 of my friends dads think that a 600 would be a smarter choice. They ride also. My dad and the guy at the dealer think I should go with a 300 but I plan on staying in my neighborhood with the 600 for a week or 2 and learning the bike and taking my time. I will be practicing stopping with the brakes and turns and all that. I am also signed up for an msf safety course too. The guy at the dealer said that most guys on the 300s have them for a year and then sell them and move to a 600. I don’t wanna do that and get bored with the bike and have to deal with hassle of selling it. I also read that the 600s are pretty tame below 8k rpms. He also recommended an sv650 or a yzf600 and bikes similar to those but I think those bikes are kinda ugly and I sat on the sv650 and yzf600 and didn’t like it at all. I understand these machines have a ton of power and that’s why I’m gonna take it easy and take as much time as I need to learn the bike. Insurance won’t be an issue either. I want a bike that’s will keep me entertained for a few years. I’ll be paying for the bike with my own money if that matters. I’ve watched vidoes on the 300s and they are complete dogs after hitting 70 or 80 it looks like. 0-100 in 30 seconds I think I saw in one video lol. That also doesn’t seem very safe on the freeway if I need to pass someone or get away from them. So what do you guys recommended? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks!