Hi all, I've been lurking on here a while now, though I tend to read more than post. It was pointed out to me, that I had never introduced myself, which was rather rude of me. So, in ammends, here's my quick introduction. Bought my first bike in Brisbane, a DRZ400SM (which I still have) a few years ago. Mainly used it for exploring around the North and west sides of Brisbane. I particularly enjoyed some of the roads and parks up around Samford. I ended up moving back down to Sydney, and the DRZ came with me. I did a HARTS intermediate course with a friend on my DRZ, and the concept of closed road riding really took me. That led me to looking at supersports in the 600 class, and I was (understandably I think) seduced by a Daytona 675 - The noise from their excellent triple pretty much overrode any rationality I had - so I bought one from QLD and had it shipped to Sydney. I rode with some mates around the old Pac for quite a while, helping to keep Pie in the Sky in business. After a while, I ended up doing an advanced HARTS course, and I found the supersport really came into it's own on a closed road, so soon after that I did an advanced Top Rider course on the Eastern Creek South circuit. After that; I was properly hooked. I bought a Yamaha R6 track bike. I decided that for me, the sport's bikes really exist for a closed road environment, and so I've put my much loved Daytona up for sale to fund the habit. I don't road ride much these days, but when I do the old DRZ is always eyeing me from the stable Anyway, I hope some of the other new riders here don't hesitate to do some of the advanced riding courses that are on offer, they definitely improved my riding but more than that, they opened my eye's track riding. I've found that track riding has developed my riding skills far more quickly than what I could have done on the road, plus you get to really wind that throttle out, nothing like having it pinned the entire way through the gearbox!