Hello All - thought I'd introduce myself Been riding since 1979, when I bought an ex parking inspectors bike to get to uni, a Honda CB200. I thought it was the bees knees! Since then I have owned: Honda CB400/4 (loved that bike!), Kawasaki GPZ 550 (bulletproof, I rode around much of Australia on it) Yamaha XJ900 (the frame broke on it!) Yamaha FZ750 x 2 (fun but both were temperamental, I don't have much luck with Yamahas) GSXR1100J (yes......!) KLR250 (for fun on the weekends) BMW Funduro (nice bike but not enough power) Suzuki VStrom (good all rounder but a touch tall and top heavy for my stature) BMW F700GS - Bought this 3 months ago and I LOVE it!!! Just finished a week's trip around the Victorian twisties and a few dirt roads. Bike handled everything easily. I've been like a proud new parent boring my friends with pictures and stories of my new "baby". I love motorcycling not just for the physical act of riding, but also for the social side - I have met so many great people and been to so many awesome places simply because I ride a bike.