Finally the time has come for me to get my first big bike, after much waiting to get the cash together I've finally got about $6000 to spend on a bike. I guess I'm making this post because I can't decide, and I guess I'm kinda hoping someone will let me take their precious baby for a spin :grin: Anyway, I love the idea of a bike like the KTM 950, or the KLR 650, something that's pretty capable for almost everything, I can take it almost anywhere, and they're fairly simple so I can possably start doing my own maintainence. The only thing is I can't really see myself taking it offroad (or down firetrails) much nowdays. My other thoughts lean towards a sports touring bike like the SV650, it's won't do offroad too well (nuts, there goes the hooning around pine plantations), but it's much more suitable for the road, I can do distances more comfortably, and I can use the sporty aspect if I feel like it. One of my problems is I'd like a bike I can fit on easily, being about 184cm I found the GPX250 I had a little small. I want to avoid that on my next bike. I suppose you could sum it up as I want a bike for $6000 or less (prefer $5000 or less, but I should be able to streach), between about 600cc and 750cc (I reckon that's a good balance, I'd love a 750), that I can use for some serious distances if I want but will also handle city riding. I'm not too worried about being able to drag the latest in ricer technology off at the lights, although it's good for a laugh leaving them sobbing in your dust. That's about it really. If I think of anything else I'll add it in here, and probably chuck another post in the thread (postcount++ :wink: ). And before anyone suggests it, I'll be turning up for a coffee night in the near future if I can.