Hi all So I took an RS 125 for a test ride yesterday to see if it would either get the fascination out of my system or make me fall in love. Safe to say I caught the 2 stroke bug. Oh. My. God. At that bike. Ohhhh myyyy gooood. Wondering what you might think about it in terms of practicality. I'm not worried about how it will go as a commuter; I get that it's a fussy bike, I slow-rode through roadworks on the ride, plus sat in plenty of traffic, lots of give way and stop signs and went on the motorway, and I was alright with it. I'm thinking more about how loud the thing is when I'm warming it up. I couldn't tell if it was particularly loud or not as I was at a dealer on a busy street and hell everything seemed loud so the bike seemed kinda quiet... :-s As such I'm not sure if it'll end up being kicked over by my Dad if it's too loud (he's in bed around 7-8pm as he gets up at 3-4am for work) outside his window. My current bike is soooo quiet it isn't a problem but still does wake him occasionally. I also live in one of those seriously quiet estates. I swear I'm the only person in the area who rides (someone moved in with an R6 but I think they got rid of it. Hmmph). Additionally could anyone clear up what I'd be looking at maintenance-wise; what's involved and how costly? Assuming I'm not blowing the thing up and it's the standard services, rebuilds, etc. If I did stuff something up; is it then crazy expensive? I keep getting conflicting answers on this sorta stuff. Any other bits and pieces I should consider when I'm weighing all this up? Feel free to tell me I should/shouldn't go for it.