Hey guys Thanks to your great advice, I've narrowed my search of bike down to two. My Vespa has been sold, and now I'm ready to buy. Here's why I can't decide between the M50 (800cc) and the Eliminator (250cc) - Weight of bikes. I'm only 67kg, fairly short (5'7"), and have only used a 110kg Vespa over the last 2 years. Stepping up to a 230kg M50 seems daunting, while the Eliminator is a nice midway point at around 160kg. - Engine size. While I'm by no means a speed demon, I want enough grunt to comfortably sit on 110KM/h on the freeway with my girlie on the back. Combined weight of us both is about 130kg, so we're not exactly lard-asses. I don't want to have an incredibly fast bike, but will the 250cc cut it? - Main use = commuting to the city each day through city traffic. I'll be using the bike from Monday to Friday as a commuter, and every other weekend for nice Sunday rides. Therefore I think the lower weight of the Eliminator could be better. - Price. My budget is $7k or so. I can get a nice almost new Eliminator for that price, but the M50 is around $9k. - Looks. They're both gorgeous, so I'm not sure which way to go. Basically it comes down to how capable I'll be to take on the added bulk of the M50. I'm worried that being a little fella with no real bike experience -let's face it, Vespas don't count - I'll be biting off more than I can chew with the M50. Love to hear your advice - I also don't want to buy a 250 then realise a week later that it's too weak for my needs.