I've been lurking around here for a couple of weeks so figured I'd introduce myself. I just got my learners permit and my first bike (Yamaha MT07) in the last few days, so I'm very much a bike rookie. I've found a lot of the other posts here to be very helpful when choosing a bike and figuring out what to expect from the learners permit test. First, I'd like to give a shout out to Tayne at Allstar training for being an awesome instructor. I went from knowing nothing to passing the learners permit with ease during their one day course. Everything was well explained and demonstrated and Tayne made sure everyone was confident in each skill before moving onto the next one. Highly recommended! When I picked up my bike, which is a lot more powerful than the bike I learned on, I was a bit worried about stalling, crashing, flipping, etc. but I took it easy and it was completely fine. I instantly loved everything about it. I did a couple of laps in a nearby residential area before taking the back roads home. There's a section that gets to 100kph where I wasn't quite prepared for how hard the wind hits, so I was hanging on pretty tight thinking I'd get blown off the back of the bike! Pretty soon I relaxed as I gained confidence in the bike and myself and really enjoyed the rest of the ride home. I've only clocked about 80km now but already I'm getting a feel for the bike and taking less time to think about cornering and gear changes. I'm starting to react naturally rather than think through everything. One problem is that it sometimes jerks a bit when I change gears, which is a combination of letting the clutch out too quickly and not judging the correct gear for the speed. I know that will get better with experience and I definitely plan to get a lot of practice in during the holidays. See you on the roads!