Hello Everyone! First of all what a great forum! im sure to learn much more from this site About 2 months ago finally went and got my RE after many years of being on my L's LOL Got myself a Honda CBR 500R last week and have been commuting locally and to and from work.. am really surprised how quick I picked it up again after a 9 year break (previously owned a CBR250RR). I'd like to mention that this a great bike with more than enough power and learner friendly as well. For anyone that is contemplating in buying one of these, there are lots of positive reviews on it but of course go for a test ride first and see how you go On my days off today and tomorrow and was hoping to take it for a good run down the coast or something but rain has been forecasted here in the sunshine state which is a bit of a let down and have not yet acquired any wet weather gear ... Anyways sorry for the long intro!