Well, hello everyone, I guess this is my Official first post so here goes! Currently on the L's, overdue for the p's but no time... anyway, very excited about the prospect of a new bike in June/July, (as the old ZZ-R250 is starting to wear a bit thin), which also happens to be about the time that, allegedly, this LAMS thing should be coming in. Been reading about that & I find out the likely protocol is 150kw per ton, same as NSW, so I have a look at NSW list of approved bikes. There are a lot of bikes on there I would be happy to live with. Many. But: There are two that really float my boat, and they both start with Ducati & end with Pantah :grin: (yes I know they epotomise the 80's, most people probably think they are ugly, but put it next to a Paso & try to tell me that!) Am I crazy to buy a Ducati Pantah 5/600 as a second bike? :?: Experience etc aside, in terms of a money pit, what is likely to go wrong? Will I have to spend an extortionary amount on spares? Are they a stupid choice for commuting? Is it too old to be reliable? My first motorcycling memories are from the back of my dads Ducati MH900, so the Pantah, short of an MH, is where it is at for me. Back to the experience thing, I will be commuting, touring, whatever, is there anything it won't do? I guess, basically, my question is: Why not? Thanks for reading this, this is a great forum & the members on here are much more mature & accepting than any others I have been too, keep up the good work.