Hello Everyone, I just registered here and wanted some advice on what bike to get. Licence: I will hopefully have my learners license after a couple of weeks (course already booked). I live in NSW so will have LAMs restrictions that need to be considered. I don't think this will be a problem as I want a relatively small/light bike anyway. Bike Use: Bike will be used predominantly on the road but would also like to ride on firetrails and later perhaps something even a bit more rugged. And preferably something that will be comfortable sitting on >=90km/h for long trips. Perhaps 75 on-road / 25 off-road weighting. Dimensions: I am 163cm (about 5'4) and would like to reach the ground comfortably. My brother has a Honda CB250 Twin which I found a little high and also on the heavy side, having a little trouble getting onto the centre-stand (Not sure how heavy it is). Budget: A have some money saved but would like to be conservative for my first bike, something second hand (a little work is ok). I don't really want to spend more than around $2000* so am not expecting something really fancy and think it is a better idea to spend more on gear. *after looking around it looks like it will be difficult to find anything less than this. Bikes: Here are some of the bikes I have seen recommended around the place. I think an old bike will be best both in terms of price and also repairing (?). The prices in brackets are from bikesales.com.au. Most look like trail bikes so I figured they would be lighter and easy to learn on. I was also looking at road bikes here (motorcycles_for_short_riders) but there isn't much indication on their suitability for off-road use. Yamaha TW200 ($3.6k) , DT200 ($1.5k), WR200 ($2k), WR250 ($5.5k), XT250 ($3k) Kawasaki KDX200 ($2.5k), KLX250 (3.5k), KLR250 (3k), Super Sherpa KL250H (4.5k) Honda CRF230L (4k), XR250L (5k) Suzuki DR-200SE Pitster Pro LXT 250 Bold: came up often underlined: preferred price range ----------------------------------------------- Any comments / feedback would be good to help me select a couple/few suitable bikes I can then look around for to buy. I am very new to motorcycles and have listed everything I thought was important. Thanks.