Hi all, I am close to picking a bike out for myself and would appreciate your help in making a good choice. I have narrowed the choice down to the following two bikes: Kawasaki ER-500 or Suzuki GS500 I realise that they are very similar, but having never ridden a bike before, I would appreciate the advice and experience of those of you that have ridden these bikes for many years. I have not yet had an opportunity to climb onboard one, but that is one of my goals for today. I am not sure if I will be buying new or second-hand - it all depends on what is on the market when it comes time to making the purchase. Also, I have noticed that the Kawasaki is liquid cooled, and the Suzuki is air-cooled. Is this a major difference? How does this impact on the performance and/or longevity of the bike? Thanks for all your help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.