I'll start out by saying that I am obviously new to this forum, and also a new rider. I have the opportunity to put a deposit down on a new Honda CBR250, the problem is that it will not be ready for pickup until August 29th. I would also be able to sign up for the safety class a few weeks before that. My question is if it is worth it to do this all this year, or wait until " riding season" next year. I live in Raleigh NC, so the weather permits me to ride for a longer season than some (I grew up in upstate NY, where the summer lasts for 2-3 months, then 9 months of ice fishing). Any inputs or thoughts on how long you ride until would be great! Thanks!