Hey all, I'm on my L's and I'm looking for my first bike, and I've shortlisted these bikes which are in my budget ($2.5k) 1. Kwaka GPX250 2. Kwaka ZXR250 (ZX-2R '88 A model) 3. Suzuki Across GSX250F Firstly, I've test rode all three and my thoughts are: 1. GPX250 - Good upright riding position, but legs felt a little bit more "squished" which made it a little bit more difficult to change gears. 2. ZXR250 - By far the quickest and brought a big smile to my face, handles really nicely (heck I was surprised I could do a nice U-Turn on a roundabout on the test ride) but also a more "sportier" riding position. 3. Across - Good upright riding position, legs more relaxed than the GPX250, the "boot". But, it felt heavier and slower than the others. I like the looks of the above bikes so, aesthetics aside, my decision would be based on these points that I'm finding a little hard to search for on the forum: A) Cost of maintenance Whether maintenance is easy to do yourself C) Mileage (l/100k's) D) Overall comfort for longer distances (eg. 1-1.5hrs riding) or would you even ride long distances on it? If anybody has owned one and would care to share their experiences with the above points, or any other points that I haven't thought of, that would help me heaps with my decision! Thanks!