Total motorcycle noob in Brisbane. Been umm-ing and ah-ing for years on whether to get on two wheels (read: the wife wasn't havin' it) and decided this year fuggit, I'm doin' it. Doing Q Ride in a fortnight to get my P's. Looking at getting either a KLR650, DR650, or V-Strom 65. I figure going for test rides might help make up my mind on which one to buy. Hopefully Dealers allow test rides to brand new P platers after getting my Licence? Don't know squat about what gear (helmet, etc.) to buy either. Tried on a fair few brands of Helmet recently and wouldn't you know it, my melon only seems to fit inside a Shoei, the rest were just bloody uncomfortable. Not exactly Entry Level gear pricing I was hoping for..... Anyways, got heaps of reading to do and a million questions to ask so hope this joint is noob friendly.