I bought my Grom for my girlfriend to learn on. Way better beginner bike than a full size but only for one very critical reason. It is nearly impossible to drop...... if you stall a full sized bike it is very easy to drop it do to its center of gravity. The Grom is so allow and light. My girl stalls it all the time and has never dropped it even though she lost her balance she was still able to keep the bike up. My vote goes to the Grom for sure.