Was waiting for the day that I took my first bike lesson before I posted anything on this site…. And finally had my first lesson on the weekend. I wasn’t sure if I would like riding but I LOVED it!!! (Thanks to the guys at MTA who made the experience so much better! ) I’m going for my Learners in another week (oh no, another idiot on the road!?! ), but at the moment all I want to do is get on a bike & practice!!! Unfortunately, the only person I know who has a bike happens to have a 1200cc that he will not let me near, not that I blame him… I am after a little information about trying to find a decent second-hand 250 for a reasonable price. Being a uni student, I’m in no position to go out & buy a new bike or even a second-hand bike over $2000. I’m not sure if anyone can steer me in the right direction. I have been told that either a Kawasaki GPX250 or a Honda VT250 would be a good beginners bike. But then, I have been told that so many different bikes are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for numerous reasons, that I am not really sure what I’m after! :? I know what I ‘like’, but ‘liking’ a bike & ‘riding’ a bike are two completely different things. Also wondering if anyone knows of any places that let you hire a bike for a couple of hours to practice on without actually taking a 'Learner’s Course'… Hmmmmmm… Not sure what else to ask or write/type, so I’ll leave it as is for the minute. Thanks to anyone who was bored enough to take the time to read this!! <grin> And thanks for this site; so far, it has been rather helpful!