Hello, everyone. I have been lurking these threads for a fair while and have recently purchased my first bike so what better time to join? I have always loved motorcycles and riding but due to some long term knee and back problems I thought I couldn't go for it. I'm 31 years old and finally the drive for the better of me and I got my RE licence (my motorcycle Learners on my open licence since 2000 ) and purchased new Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 about 2 months ago. The forward controls are comfortable for my knee (I can't bend it back anywhere near enough for a sports bike) and I love every minute of riding I can get I can't recommend the bike enough it really is the best of both worlds with very modern cruiser styling and the Ninja 650 engine underneath. Purchased it with a custom build exhaust pipe and it sounds evil The only regret I have is not doing this all sooner but that just means I've got plenty of riding ahead of me to catch up on! I'm in the North Lakes area (just near where Brisbane meets the Sunshine Coast) and would love to meet up for a ride whenever anyone is keen. Thanks for reading..