Hi there, I'm new to motorcycling (just got my learner permit) and am looking at buying a bike this weekend. I've had a look at a few options and got to these two options: Honda VTR 250 naked, year 2000, rego till Sept 2013, new front tire, good rear tire, red of course, 29000km - $3500. I had a look at it and even took it for a ride and it feels OK, though I know little of how to evaluate it. Otherwise it looks pretty clean. OR New Suzuki GS500 naked, year 2012, 1 year rego - $6000 (deal ends on December 31st - in 2 days ). I'm leaning towards the VTR as I'd be able to change the bike after a year or so without losing much money and move to a bike that I can keep a few years after. The Suzuki as far as I've read is a good bike, but not the bike to keep it for a few years. Though buying a new bike doesn't make sense unless you'd wanna keep it for at least 3-4 years as the price drops instantly once you're out of the shop. Which one would you recommend? Cheers, Iulian.