Hi everyone. Firstly thanks for the reading everyone. Lots of info, almost too much. Hence the next bit. I have been talking to some friends and have come to the following dilemma. I want a Honda. That's decided. I want ABS. Need it to get around the minister of war and finance. I'm on my L's. I'm 37. Think I want to upgrade soon after getting my fulls. So, Do I go the CB400 or CBR250R? CB400. Better bike, bigger outlay, harder to get past the minister, CBR250R Basic bike, still good, (waiting for the scooter comments), half the price, can spend more on gear. It's my only choice to make, then I'll be on the road. Don't really know what I'm asking but I've heard so much that I'm now confused. Thanks everyone. Ausfox. P.S. I will probably buy new. And haven't ridden since I was a teenager.