Hi all! I'm new here and would like to introduce myself "formally" (sorry about the long story). I've ride motorbikes since I was 12 back in my native Spain but ever since moving to Sydney in 1998 (such a long time ago) to live with my wife I have been reluctant to ride in Australia as the rider-awareness sadly seemed a lot less than in Europe. However, I must say that in the last few years I've been seeing a lot more of this awareness and respect for riders so I decided to get back into riding. Even more so after bloody RTA mocked me around with my license (they said I couldn't validate my Spanish rider license because I had my car license validated over 5 years ago) only to finally give me my full license straight away a few weeks back. So with the license hot in my hands I started looking around for a ride. First I looked at mid-range used 4 in-line sports bikes but after putting my finances in order I decide I could afford something around $10K and decide to get a new bike (never had one new before, I know what you guys are going to tell me but I have always wanted a new bike and only now I can really afford it) so after test riding a Kawasaki Z750 at Flywheels in Alexandria (I live in Randwick so they are local to me) I decided that was it. I know, I should have tested some other bikes, but realistically and with my budget in mind this was the only real choice and after riding it I feel in love, such a smooth power delivery and plenty more on tap if needed. And even though it's heavy it doesn't feel like it . Plus I have always loved kwakas (my last ride was a ZZR 600) so everything came together. My wife has approved the ride, even though she wants a better pillion seat (we'll work something out) so that's 80% of the "work" done :wink: (and she's a great passenger!). Tomorrow I'm going to Flywheels to sign the papers and hopefully have the bike with me later this week or next week, can't wait!!! I'll have to go to some of the rides organized here as I've been reading these forums for a while (only registered the other day) and the community here seems great! So that's it for me for now, again, sorry about the "brick" of a post but I feel I had to tell someone about my soon-to-be new love!