Hi all. Got my learners a few weeks ago, and picked up my bike yesterday. Honda Spada 250, not bad condition. First ride on public roads was a bit sketchy - had to ride from Lilydale all the way across Melbourne back to Glenroy. Hit the Maroondah highway, then jumped on to the Eastern Freeway. I never realised how much you get blown around at freeway speeds. Not sure if it was the new tyres on the bike, but I really felt like the back end of the bike was jumping around behind me a little. The drag your body puts out on a naked bike is unbelieveable. Anyway, I tried to get off the Eastern at the Chandler highway, and the cops had the bloody thing blocked off - I had to ride through the middle of the city and on to the Tullamarine Freeway to get home. Pretty nerve racking first ride, but I made it home in one piece. Just a couple of questions: Is it normal to get blown around a heap when you're doing 100km/h? The bike really didn't feel 100% stable - but that might just be my inexperience. Also: does the bike behave differently when riding on new tyres - ie. do I have to let them wear in a little?