Hi everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. Im a 25 year old male from Enmore, Sydney. This is my second attempt at the motorbike lifestyle. Previously I owned a CBR250RR, big mistake, for me anyway. Here's why. Being my first bike, all I wanted was the sportiest bike I could find and an I4 that reved to 20K RPM put the blinders on me for any other bike choice. Everyone I asked about bike selection said "Dont do it mate, they're old, uncomfortable and will be a terrible commuter. They're only good on a track" They were right..... It was terrible to ride for any length of time that extended past 30 mins. The riding position was that bad you were hyper extending your neck to get a view of the road in front of you. On top of all I think the worst thing of all was I didnt trust the bike. It felt old, it felt tired. It did little to inspire confidence in a novice. Because of this my progress was hindered. Now dont get me wrong, this isn't a "you should or shouldn't do this" post but these are the things i've learnt as a young person refusing to listen to people who knew better than I. Now, I'm entering the motorcycle world again and have my pre learners booked for next Monday. This time around I intend to use my head to choose a bike and not go for the one with the "hoon" rep. Riding position over looks and torque over HP. Having said that I think the GS500 will be ,y steed of choice after I get my license. Anyhow thats my rant and rave, to any youngsters reading this... Listen to to people who have been riding for years, they know what they're talking about.