For those of you who know my hubby and have heard some of my escapades, I just wanted to say "Gidday!" I am delighted to say I passed my Learners Permit test today, so can officially get on the road with L plates on display. A bit embarrassing for a fat 40 year old....... Still, better late than never! Now I have to find myself a set of wheels. Thats not an easy thing to do, when you have NO idea about bikes or what you are more comfortable riding. Does anyone have recommendations for a learner bike? I am 5'8" and somewhat on the large side, but am proud to say my instructor reckons I will make a "phuckin good rider" I have sat on a CBR250 and an Intruder, and think I prefer the feel of the sportier type to the cruiser style. I like a bike with fairing more than the naked look, and would be quite interested in your experienced opinions. My RideTek instructor thought a Suzuki Across would be good. Does anyone in Melbourne or Gippsland have a really good one for a ridiculous price for a hard case Newbie Kiwi chick?! :grin: Mr 2wheelsagain is giving me grief for typing so much so I had better scuttle off......... No I am NOT slagging you dear!!!!!