Hi guys long time lurker first time poster. Just upgraded yesterday to a suzuki gs500, from my first learner bike the suzuki gn250 1989.. i know people will laugh at the gn but it was a reliable comfortable learner bike and did well, bit slow but hey i'm not after speeding tickets!. I am now on my red p's until this july (2012) I am very happy with my purchase, bought it for $4000, plus 165.70 to change over ownership at vicroads, has rego till august 2012, 14,000 and some change kilometers, fantastic condition regularly serviced from the owner who bought it brand new. 2009 model. goes well, handles well, sits on 100 comfortably, after reading many reviews and hearing nothing but good things from my local suzuki, i bought the bike privately, and couldn't be happier, just thought id share. Any tips on the bike will be helpful!