Ok, Missus is interested in getting a bike (yay), but after sitting on most of the smaller bikes out there (cbr250rr, across, zzr250, vtr250, etc) she felt they were "too big & heavy". She also wants a "bike that looks like yours", refering to my R1. So that means full fairings and a very sporty appearance. I ended up humoring her and jokingly suggested the CBR125R. Stupid. She loves it. It fits her, it's "not too heavy", and she likes the looks of it. It has it's merits but, I've decided to find something better for her, as i dont like the CBR125R. So i found the Cagiva Mito, and the Aprilia RS125. The reason i like these two, are the proper suspension, brakes, tyre size (compared to a CBR125R!), and power. But most importantly, their weights are bordering on feather weight, and this is what she's more interested in. I know they're 2 strokes, and require maintenance, etc. It does not fuss me the slightest if i have to whack a piston/ring combo into it every 5000km, and fill up an oil tank. i use to ride/race 2 stroke mx'ers and rebuilds and oil are all part of the fun. So, has anyone actually owned either of these 2 bangers? And if so, whilst on your L's? Was it ok to learn on? Was it simply too "racey"? Oh and what's this i hear about cold seizures? If this doesn't work out, i'm stuck. She'll want the CBR125R, or go back to looking at... dare i say it... scooters! Cheers, Dave.