Been spending too much time drooling over awesome rides over on ADVRider and I've been toying with the idea of getting into dual sport riding. I've no experience with motorcycles/dirt bikes as they were 'too dangerous' growing up and I wasn't allowed anywhere near them. Anyways, been doing reading on my own trying to make heads or tales of everything and I guess I'm leaning toward a 250cc bike of one of the typical makes (honda, kawi, suzuki). I want something that is able to take on dirt bike trails at an ORV park too if possible so I can practice bike handling skills. Any advice for a newbie on learning how to ride and bike selection? I have good mountain bike handling skills and love technical trails, but I know this will probably be completely different. Thanks for any insight.