This weekend, October 19-21, 2012, Francie took the Motorcycle Safety Training Course at the Maple Woods campus of the Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, MO. They didn't have these, at least where I lived, when I first started to ride (40+ years ago) ... it's a great service ... to help new cyclists start off on the right foot. My first bike was a BMW R27 (250cc single cylinder model).
My current bike is a BMW K75RT. A great road bike.