Hi all. I'm looking at buying my first bike in the next few weeks. I'm in Vic, so it has to be a 250. I was pretty keen on a CBR-R, but a friend of mine advised against it. He says the power comes in too high up in the rev range for regular street riding, and wouldn't recommend it as a learner bike. He suggested something like a VTR or Bandit - upright riding position, not too powerful (but powerful enough for a bit of fun), fairly reliable, user friendly. Anybody else have an opinion? I'm also not too sure whether to look at dealerships or private sale. I'd looked at a few grey imports, particularly at Sumoto, but I've noticed some bad stories about them on the forums. Any advice however small will be greatly appreciated. What do you think the best learner bike is? Ewok.