Hello all! I'm Ben from Melbourne. I've been riding since I was 18, and currently on the southside of 50. I've owned and ridden mainly standard and sports bikes in my teens to early thirties. I returned to two wheel transport (a 300cc scooter - face blushes) a few years ago mainly for inner city commuting, and found myself driving less and riding more despite Melbourne's weather. Over the last year or so, the urge for more power has been haunting me like a siren call, hence the decision to go back to my motorcycling roots. I've spent the last few months test riding bikes when I found this forum. A lot has changed from a technological and aesthetic perspective during my absence from riding. It's been fun and a gentle awakening of sorts; I don't feel old but my body's telling me a different story. No more racing crouch for me, I'm more of a "cruise daddy" these days. Looking forward to getting to know you all.