G'day all. I moved here from Sydney about three years ago now. I haven't ridden for almost 30 years (and then it was only a few times - a mate's bike down a few fire trails). I would never have considered getting a bike in Sydney - way too much traffic for this little black duck. So... I bought meself a wee CB250 for starters - I've only had it six weeks and already wish I'd got something a bit bigger - say a GS500 or something. Still, it's a great little bike for learning, and I'm having fun with it - but you definitely need earplugs when doing (or at least trying to do) highway speeds. And the number of times I've tried to change up to a non-existent sixth gear... I'll be going for my rider's test pretty soon - Then I'll look around for a bigger bike - I've read good things about the wee-strom - but its an ugly looking thing I reckon. I do need a bike that can handle a little bit of off-road though - I like to get away from it all.... I've got a question or two about the baby Honda as well - I'll post them in the Technical and Troubleshooting forum. Regards and safe riding.