Hi all. I'm Pete and I've recently gotten back to riding after a 20 year break. I've owned various bikes, from trail bikes, up to a Goldwing and sidecar, but never a cruiser before. This time around, I was looking at fuel efficient commuters that still had a bit of style, or that I could customize enough to be less vanilla flavoured for weekend riding. I didn't want a sports bike, they only come alive at speed and I'm no longer interested in going fast ... most of the time. I was very tempted by one of the current mid sized tourers, but I couldn't stretch my budget that far. In the end, I came across an older, grey import, V twin Magna cruiser (VT250C here) that ticked all the boxes. It's reasonably fuel efficient for commuting (104 km round trip), it's got plenty of style and has options for further customization and it's comfortable cruising at legal speeds. I've been riding it for a few weeks now, starting to change things to suit me and averaging 3.4 l/100 km so far. Pete.