Hey guys I'm a 20year old student living in Sydney ( eastern suburbs ) close to the beaches, I got my L's last year but due to tearing my knee apart (twice) in 2 years (sports...), wasn't able to go onto my P's, so I'm going to get my L's again as it's the best (fun and cheap) mode of transport around sydney. Anyways Back to the point of this thread, I was looking around for motorbikes (gumtree, ebay, tradingpost and what not) and was looking at a few bikes that might interest me. I'm going to be honest and say that I don't want a bike that's old, and yes I know old bikes are usually more reliable and all, but personally I want something more recent (preferably post 2005). Also, I don't think that getting a 125cc bike would be in my interest as I'm 6ft1 and about 80kilos so really would much prefer a 250 or even possibly a 400/600. One bike, that i've seen a few models of, caught my eye and that's the Megelli 250s (note the 's' and not 'r'), this is the naked version that resembles the ducati 659. The majority of the models (that I can afford) are the 2009 models. Esthetically they are very pleasing as I prefer the naked look on bikes compared to the faired look (Yes, I had a hyosung gt250r that I sold to pay for knee reconstruction, which deters me from faired bikes now). But performance, reliability and resale wise, I haven't heard anything. There aren't any reviews available, and everyone seems to talk about the 250r and not the 250s. Are they the same performance wise? or is there a difference in that domaine? Is the bike good overall and worth it? I would like to know as much as possible about Megelli, seeing as they're a "chinese" made bike designed in europe. Reliability, parts, servicing, things to look out for... anything you can think of would really help. The bikes that I've seen are between 1800-2500$AU to give you a sense of my student budget. :-w I only really need a bike for commuting and possible cruising with some friends, although I do like to have fun on a bike. I'm not interested in racing or anything hardcore so suggesting a $10k bike is useless to me. I'm not really looking at buying a brand new bike seeing as my budget is low, but a good 2nd hand bike is always the way to go! Anyways I'd really like to hear from you guys and i'll see what you all suggest!