I learned as 19YO college student. Dorm mate had upgraded to new V30 Magna and needed to get some cash out of his ol' '81 GS 550T. We went down and got me the learner's permit, studying on the drive there. Went to his parent's home, and turned over a check for the bike, received some limited verbal instructions and proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon practicing in his suburban neighborhood. The next day we went out on the highway for a ride with his dad who was riding an old Goldwing, him on his V30, and me on the 'zuk. He trailered the "new" bike back to college for me, and I took it from there. . . .