Hello there everyone, Let me tell you what I'm thinking at the moment. My Dad has been riding motorbikes for about 35 years. He has been in 2 bad accidents, neither were his fault. I am 30 but I had a sit on a trail bike the other day (I am 2m tall by the way!) and I suddenly had a rush of how cool it would be to learn how to ride on of these things. I have a 200cc Suzuki trail/farm bike in the shed which I haven't used before (someone elses but I'm allowed a go) and now my feet are itching! I live on a farm here so I have plenty of quiet space to learn so I think I'm going to have a go and see what I can teach myself. The advice I have been given is to learn clutch control, steady braking, figure of 8 and slow speed manouvering. PS. My dream bike is a Transalp or one of the old Africa Twins (it's that height issue again!) Out of interest is there a decent bike up to 250cc that is similar to the above? You can get a Kawasaki KLE 250 in the UK but only the 500cc here Hello again and I hope to meet up with some of you.