Just got my L's today. Did the 2 day course at HART. Great instructors and really helpful at guiding you with correct methods. GS500 or VTR250? I have chosen to go the VTR as I can get a late (ish) model in good condition with low k's without spending a fortune on a first bike. I don't need to do a lot of freeway riding so this should be a good choice and is a bit lighter. See you on the roads soon. (after the carparks and lots of practice) Al.