Hello my name is James Aldana and I am looking at buying a bike. I am a complete newb to bikes. Riding bikes runs in my families blood and I am just a late bloomer. I was only looking to get a bike for some daily driving and the occasional PCH run. I know you guys mentioned buying a 250 or 500, but I wanted to get a 600. From what some friends that ride tell me they wished they would have just started with there 600's. The question that I have is how important is a slipper clutch? Looking forward to riding with some of you in the future.