Hi Netriders !! Got my L's last weekend and have been dreaming of bike shopping ever since but have been stuck at work !!!! Ugggh!! I really like the Cruiser style but am a bit worried about the position of the gear and rear brake pedals (I have a small case of short-leg syndrome :grin: ). I've only been looking online so far, so need to go check a few out to see how they feel. I really like the Honda CA250 (it seems more upright than say the Suzuki Intruder). I also like the Honda V25 (or sometimes seems to be called VT250???). Also, someone said to be wary of bikes with no fairings as a learner coz of added drag from wind ??? Anyone reckon that's a major show-stopper or am I being paranoid....... :? As you can probably tell, I dont know much about bikes, but am very keen to learn, so anyone wanting to point a clueless chick in the right direction would be most welcome. Till then - look forward to chatting soon.