Thought I'd pop into this section and say "Hi". I've been reading these forums for awhile now, there's mountains of information you guys and gals have been dishing out, and I'm soaking it all up! Thanks for the articles and threads, I've learnt a hell of a lot. I used to ride my mate's dirt bike when I was younger, and when he was using it, I followed him on an A Class posty bike (ah... the crashes I had on that thing in the dirt). I haven't had much experience since, though awhile ago I was a pillion for a time on a nice 600cc and was thrilled stupid. Since it's so expensive to have a performance vehicle these days; petrol, maintenance, upgrades... I'm hanging up my driving hat for the time being, selling my modded 13BT rx-7 and donning some leathers. I'm still tossing up what to buy, but after reading a bunch of info, looks like I'll be getting an out-of-the-shop black 2007 GT250R (yeah... i know, say it, "they're hyundais!", "hahah", "I would have bought X/Y/Z", â€œObviously didn't learn enough by reading the forums!â€, I'm sure I'll get it in the future too ). I'm about 6'1"-ish, 80kg-ish, and it suits my purposes for learning, cost and such. Planning on selling my cars, as soon as that happens, I'll be down to the shops I'm looking at various courses to take, hoping to get involved in some group rides and events, learn as much as I can, develop my skills and see how it all pans out. Since I've made the decision to get a bike, god damn do I have the fever. My life won't be complete without it!