Hi everyone, what a great forum! Just thought I'd say hi, I'm Simon down here at Mentone, Melbourne way. So excited to be doing my learners course this weekend, don't care what the weather looks like. I've been shopping around looking at some new learners bikes, trying on a few as I'm a reasonably tall guy, 6'2" and hardly light at 100kg. My mate in the USA is to blame for this adventure, being an ex-motorcycle cop from Texas (boy does he have some great stories!). He's a mad BMW owner, 1200GS, what a big bike that looks. In the end I've fallen in love with the Honda CB500 xa, I like the upright position and room for my stick-insect legs. I was leaning towards the BMW 650GS but after trawling the forums, I've heard the Honda is more reliable and probably a better road bike (I doubt I'll ever go off-road). Hope I'm making the right decision! Now I'm wondering how to get the new bike home. If I get the bike from Peter Stevens in the city, should I brave the trip home? Or get it delivered home first? Seeya 'round the traps. Assuming I pass!