I'm a fairly new rider, have been riding less than a year so am still on my P plates. Of course every second day I'm looking at which bike(s) could be my future ride. However getting off the restrictions and saving up the cash to get a new bike is something that is still a pretty long way away (perhaps another year at least). So much could change in the market, and not just in terms of newer bikes coming out. The shift to alternative means of powering a vehicle could pick up the pace in bikes in the near future. With the big push behind such technologies as electric engines and biodiesel would it be worthwhile putting off the big shiny new purchase until these technologies are common? Those in the same position as me, whether you are a brand spanking new rider who will be looking to upgrade, or those just looking at buying a new ride in the next 1-2 years, have you given any thought to delaying that showroom purchase in order to see what happens? Maybe picking up a second hand or cheaper bike to tide you over until the new technology becomes prominent?