Hey guys, Been wanting a bike for a while and having now flown the nest and no nagging parents am keen to finally get one! I'm around 100kgs and just over 6" tall and was thinking that maybe a 250cc wasn't going to be the best for me (would be likely to get used on 100kph roads eventually and need to hold 80kph well up Mount Ousley on the F6 and still have some poke incase a semi wants to do something stupid...). I want a naked bike so it's not too devastating if I drop it and had at first been thinking of a CBF250 but after reading up on here and other forums I think that is probably going to be too gutless for me. Also reading on the Hyosungs I am put off by them... Next I have been thinking of the VTR250, Kawa ER-5 and after reading up on here the Suzuki GS500 looks alright. I have a budget of around $4-5 (would prefer to stay closer to $4k) pending how much I am able to lend. I've already got a decent Shark helmet from car track days and will probably just check out the riding gear at Aldi this week and see if it's any good for just a basic first set for me and then a set of boots (any suggestions here?). This riding gear will be in addition to the budget for my bike though... Also any issues to look out for when buying any of the suggested bikes? Thanks in advance!