Having recently purchased a 2nd hand bike that has rapidly emptied my pockets, I have gotten sick of it already and am again looking for a new bike. I should give a little info at this point about my experience. I am on my P's and have been riding for about 12 months. I started off on my L's on a 90cc 2-stroke scooter. I rode it for 3 months, but soon grew sick of its lack of power and sold it. I then bought a CB250, which was okay for a while, but again I grew tired of its lack of power. This brings me to my current bike, which I purchased 2 weeks ago. It's and XBR500, big single, LAM's legal in NSW and pretty fast too. The reason I'm tired of it already is that it has cost me a bit more than I bargained for, and needs a little more still to be what I consider acceptable. I bought it off Ebay for $2500, and the last owner promised "nothing to spend". Anyway, getting to the point, after riding it for about half an hour, I found it was pathetically slow, problem with the carbs which were all stuck up causing lean running/backfire. Cost me $260 to get serviced. Also needed new front fork dust seals, cost $60. Anyway, the bikes pretty sorted now and runs beautifully. However the handling is a bit dicey, Very cheap and worn tires I think would fix this, needs a new battery too. This would only cost me a little more to fix, but its tried my patience, and I can't be F*ed to spend any more on it Its here on Ebay for the curious:http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4592090557&rd=1&sspagename=STRK:MESE:IT&rd=1 So anyway I'm now looking for my new bike. I've got a real fetish for the small capacity Japanese bikes of the 60's-80's and always craved one. The CT110 postie bikes in particular really appealed. I almost bought one as my first bike instead of the scooter, but I was a bit concerned about handling the manual gearshifts :roll: lame in hindsight I know, considering I now have a 190kg bike. I was wondering what experienced riders thought of the CT110 as a daily ride? I realise it will be a little less powerfull than the 500. However I have frequently heard it said by experienced riders that posties are great fun to ride for their size. Are they more enjoyable than scooters, which I found dull as after a short time? The main thing that I found makes motorcycles more fun than scooter is the ability to manually control shift and clutch, giving a more 'involving' experience. Does a posties Semi-Auto feel as though it gives as much enjoyment? How does the semi Auto gearbox work anyway, I see they have two levers, one front and one behind the left footpeg? Also, How do they handle? One of the big enjoyment differences between bikes and scooters I found is that on a bike you can enter corners much quicker because of better grip. On the scooter I wiped out really badly twice in the wet, once leaving me unable to walk for 2 months due to knee cartilage bruising. I've owned motorcycles 3 times as long as I owned the scooter and haven't crashed once- go figure. So I was just wondering If Postie handling will be better than crappy scooter 10 inch rims handling? I've heard of posties almost getting their knee down! Of course I don't expect CBR250 handling, but I'd like it to be at least as good as the CB250 (which isn't asking heaps). Also, what's top speed on a Postie? I travel on 70kmh roads for short bursts daily, so it needs to be able to handle this. I need to stop buying bikes! I need to just find a learner bike that will entertain me for the remaining 6 months until I'm unrestricted. I plan to use it mostly for my commute to work and blasts in the hills on weekends, Do any of you guys think a Posties liveable?