Hi nerdriders I'm going to be buying a motorbike soon, upgrading from the 50cc Bug Jive lawnmower I'm riding at the moment to and from work. I am in love with, and have always wanted a road/trail bike. Are these bikes also called Enduro's or are they something else? I've been asking people for advice but it seems these people are either highly bias towards a certain bike, seemingly for no reason and definatly not through experience. :? What I would really appreciate is some people who have ridden some of these bikes that I'm looking at and to give advice which bike would be best suited for my needs. Or is this overthinking this and are they all much of a muchness? What will I be doing on this bike? I'm glad you asked Watson. Road riding mostly but I would also love to do a little trail riding. This will be pretty tame trail riding, mixed with the odd 360 turndown. Okay... maybe not the turndowns.. But you get the idea. I would also like to do a little 'touring'. As in, riding down south to Margaret River (I live in perth) which is about 300 km's away, also a little freeway riding. I will also, from time to time, give my girlfriend a lift here and there and will probably take people for rides now and then so the presence of pillion pegs and a seat to take my girlfriends ample ass would be of benefit. :roll: Often buying a bike suited to the girlfriends butt is easier to suggest she does exercise or puts down the bag of marshmallows... But that's another story alltogether. I digress. Okay. Now please no one suggest a roadbike as I've decided to go with the road/trail simply because they give me a major errection. I'm limited to 250cc because of the law. And I don't think I'll go any bigger than a 250 in my life simply because I will use that power and most likley kill myself. I enjoy the feeling of speed too much. And ample women. But again.. Another story... My options are. 1) Yamaha ttr250 (pretty and blue. IMo a beautiful bike) 2) Kawasaki klx250 (damn.. that green makes me want to do things superhuman) 3) Honda XR250 (Looks rad as well) Please suggest any other bikes if I've missed some out. I have heard many good, and bad things about all of these bikes but I'd like to get some riders who have had actual experience with these bikes or know about them. I have $5,000 to spend on a 2nd hand bike and this should get me one in good condition without much haggling. I look forward to your replies and thanks in advance for your help. Sorry for the long post. My crap sense of humour often extends things I need to say beyond what is necessary.