Hi there all. I joined the forum in January when I went for my L's but have only really just started riding. After reading the forum I decided on going down the cheaper small sized bike route after my L's and used the spare cash to get some more training (big round of applause goes out to HART St Ives for that). I brought a 2009 Ninja 250 from Close Motorcycles and find it to be a really good training/light commuting bike. Give it a year though and I think I will follow in the tradition of upgrading to something bigger, although not too big. Reading the forums was a great help in starting out riding.