Good Evening Guys! New rider here, For many years I wanted to ride a sportsbike but was always told that I couldn't I was just too fat. I searched through this forum and the rest of the net and nowhere gave me a real answer, Too embarassed to try and sit on a bike with people watching I always just kept it a dream. I recently had abit of a lifestyle change and dropped a small amount of weight (Still going guys) and had abit of a confidence boost and promised myself I wasn't going to let my weight get in my way of anything anymore; I started doing all the things I wanted. (Going to clubs, Getting some nice clothes, Getting a tattoo...Or a few) On the side my passion is drifting, I have a 180sx that I use for my skids but the thing is (And anyone that owns a modified car knows this) you get defected everywhere. So I always had a second car to drive around, Something bland and inconspicuous. I got sick of driving a shitter everywhere and the whole motorbike thing started sparking up in my head again. So I walked into a bike store and told the guy what I was told about my size and bikes; The bloke at the drop of a hat took me to a new CBR250, Told me he doesnt want me to buy the bike; Just sit on it. He was stern on it and wouldn't let me walk away till I tried it. I sat on it and felt no discomfort what so ever (I am currently 139Kgs 180CM). The guy told me to go buy a bike, He didn't care where from and to go have fun. I shook his hand, Thanked him for his time and left. The next day I pulled some money out of my drift savings(Yet again, And skidders out there will more than likely have something like this... Money for parts, tyres, track days etc) went and bought a imported '92 CBR250RR fireblade (Shout out to the guy that sold it to me!), Basically what I always wanted to learn on; A fast learner sports bike. On the way back I stopped by a store and bought a helmet and jacket, We then stopped at a empty grass field and it was my first time to ride a bike. I don't know wether its from my motoring background or devine intervention but as soon as they told me how to get going I was off 1st time riding like it was 2nd nature, Shifting, leaning, braking etc. My friend was yelling at me to stop and chasing me down, Thinking I was out of control. Went and got my Ls the other day and this weekend I went to every corner of sydney on my bike. Basically what I am getting to is: Don't let anyone tell you that you can't ride because of your size. Sorry for the long ass post, Because I couldn't find any info on this maybe someone that was in my situation may find this helpful. Nice to meet you all and I hope to meet some of you on a cruise sometime.