Aieee! Today I finalised my financing, and walked into the dealership with a cheque... to pick up my 2008 250 Ninja!!! I was deliberating whether or not to ride it home, so I geared up and took it for a spin around the city. After about 15 minutes I thought "yeah, I can ride this home". So I went and parked it, went back to work for a couple of hours and then rode it home to Doncaster via Victoria Pde and High St, (at about 2:30pm, so it wasn't peak hour). That 5 pronged intersection in Kew was interesting â€“ turning (slightly) right and having to keep the bike inside the tram tracks I managed, though. I nearly died in the heat in the leathers, I reckon I sweated about 10 litres sitting at frig red lights. Gear is outside drying out... Oh, and I've already nearly dropped it. I put down the stand and it kicked back up, I went to sit it down and very, very nearly dropped the damn thing in the drive way So, I've done about 55km today (mostly this afternoon), taken it briefly on the freeway and generally having a blast. I'll post photos soon once I get my hands on a camera! Damn, bikes are awesome!