Wondering if I could get some personalized advice now that I have spent some time using the search function and reading the forums. I have 5k to spend on a bike. I just got my learners and know nothing at all about bikes and want to avoid getting screwed where possible. I am 6'0 and 80 odd kg, I just want any bike that can help me learn and may eventually be used to commute. As such I want something that is easy/comfortable to learn on and will allow me to eventually travel on the freeways at 100km/hour. I am tossing up between a new CBF 250 or a used GPX 250. My issues/questions are: I can buy a CBF250 brand new for 5k, but can it handle freeway speeds? I have heard the top speed is around 120... so that means yes I can travel on the freeway or no thats too much stress? I like the idea of getting a new bike because I really feel unconfident about picking a used bike that isn't dodgy. I have read the 26 page guide on 'what to look for' in a used bike thread and that just confuses the hell out of me, so much stuff seems to need to be checked out. Feel like I am at school trying to remember all that stuff. And I don't really know anyone that knows bikes to bring with me, so kinda tough. If I went used, I think the GPX250 is a good choice (is it?), but am open to other suggestions.... Anyone with any advice on how to go about this?