:grin: Hi all. Only found this site a couple of days ago. Brilliant find! Love all the info for new riders esp. Never ridden before. Wanted to for years. No more putting it off. I'm booked in for an intro to motorbikes course this weekend...I've bought my riding gear and all I need now is a bike, a helmet and lots of practice.... I intend to get the bike next week. The sooner the better. I've looked at quite a few bikes, but the one I keep coming back to is a Yamaha Virago. Mainly for comfort (sat on one and nothing else compares - it just felt .....right.) but I also love the look of them. Tossing up whether to buy one second hand or pay the extra and get one new. They sell at $6600 for an 06 model...although I'd prefer the older models which have a bit more 'character' than the new ones. Only problem is, I don't know a thing about motorbikes. Zilch. Intend to learn though! Tis part of the reason why I'm here.... What does a woman do if she wants a second hand bike, knows nothing about bikes and knows noone who knows a thing about bikes? BTW, I'm 33 and have 3 kids .... all of whom I suspect think I'm going through a midlife crisis.....but I thought only guys do that.