Hi all! new rider here, just got my bike today, got a real good deal on a red hyo gt250r i know a few people here don't like them, but i like the bike . the main reason i got it was because of the size (at 6'2" and 100kg i looked like a clown on a cbr ) anyway took it out today, was a bit nervous at first but after not long on some backstreets found myself cruising around some main roads in light traffic and eventually onto the highway . Took it over to my friends place and hung out for a bit, tried to leave before the rain but just my luck it started just as i was about to set off! i had the choice of getting a lift and picking up the bike another day, but decided to not be a pussy, i figure i've gotta ride in the rain some day, so i just took it easy, and made it home fine (although with cold legs). I can say after a days riding that i'm in love! most fun i've had in a long time. See you all on the road!