After going to the show and seeing a few things, as a soon to be rider going through the L's process I'm well and truly confused. Do I :- a) Buy a nice second-hand GS500F for $6k-ish, and hope to get the majority of it back when I sell ? (hi chickibabe ) b) Buy a brand new Sachs 150KN with 12 months warranty for $2600 on the road, delivered to my house with a helmet and gloves, and sell it for half or so in 6 months when I get my unrestricted ? c) Buy a brand-new Zongshen ZS200GY-2, a 200cc trailie with road tyres for $2000 or so with a 2 year warranty, and then either flog it off in 6 months or stick knobbies on it and use it as a paddock basher until it dies ? I know that the Sachs and Zongshen are rubbish, but BOY OH BOY they are cheap aren't they ? My first bike won't be a long-term keeper, just something to get a clue before I get onto something tastier, so it doesn't have to be indestructible. On the other hand, a GS500F may well keep me happier for longer so I don't need to swap bikes so soon.... I'm sure I'm not Robinson Crusoe with this, so if anyone has an opinion or experiences to share I'd be interested in hearing them Cheers, Paul.