Thinking about the first bike, I figured a 250CC bike would be good enough to start on and keep me going for a while just to go to work and back (about 25kms a day). The wife wants me to get the smallest possible bike so it has no power and can't go fast (she'd be happier with a scooter) but I haven't been keen on that. I would figure that you need some power to be able to keep up with traffic / accelerate quickly when needed... basically I'm trying to justify a better bike that I can grow in to. Does this sound reasonable? Basically I'm looking for any serious advice on what NOT to get. Ta.