Well after months of reading reviews, researching different bikes, and waitng for the right bike to come along, I finally have my first motorbike. Riding down the street for the first time was the best feeling. I even did the biggest noob mistake and left my indicator on for half a block which I was sure would never happen to me lol. <--- Netrider member now yay The engine braking is going to take a while to get used to (coming from an automatic car) and my hands cramped up a bit, probably from gripping the handlebars too tight. As you can tell from the pics its got a staintune exhaust (sounds grumbly for a 250, plus I got a dirty look from the lady that lives next door hehe) and oggy knobs just in case. The first thing I want to do is change the indicators to LED units, and get one of those tubular rego holders. Overall I couldn't be happier with it. I'm sure its going to provide me with a lot of great learning experiences, if only it would stop raining! Why is it when I get a motorbike they forecast its going to rain for the next week!