If my comment here doesn't bring Kook back in full panoply nothing will:
Yesterday I talked a friend of mine out of buying a new 600 Supersport. He's only ridden some dirt bikes and that was years ago. He wanted to get back into street riding so I spent some time talking about bikes and got him much more interested in trying an SV650 as a bike to learn on. I got him to see that there is enough to learn in just basic street survival skills that it's best to pick a bike with a good friendly torque curve that won't toss him over the handlebars the first time he makes a panic stop. He says he's going to do the MSF course also.