Got home from work a bit early today so went to the local Suzuki dealer and sat astride a GS500. Talked to one of the guys there for a while. He was helpful and had some advice regarding Naked vs Fairing-ed (?) and as my plan is to have the bike for a few years at least then I think the F model might be the way to go. Reasoning is that I will do a fair bit of weekend day trip riding and the improved wind protection will become a bonus in a year when I am able to do highway speeds. Buying new to avoid the pain of inheriting an older bike's problems - plus the pain of finding and collecting the second hand bike. Had a look at the Hyosung as well but still felt drawn to the GS. Dumb questions... (Actually they are really sensible questions as the only dumb ones are those not asked) 1. Typical order to delivery time for something like a GS is? (Should have asked the dealer - will do on Saturday) 2. Getting the bike from the dealer to home the first time. Ask a friend to ride it? 3. Suggestions on areas in Baulkham Hills, Sydney that have empy car parks that would be good to practise in? 4. Must-have accessories? Bike lock thingy? Sheepskin for combatting arse numbness? Cover? Others? That'll do for now. Thanks and... Fun Ha!