Only just joined and started browsing but this site is incredible. Seems filled with friendly, knowledgable people and a great resource for everything i could ever want to know. Im currently in the process of buying my first roadbike (my experience was limited to dirtbikes) and have yet to get my licence. By the looks of things im leaning towards buying a gpx250 or zzr250. Im still unsure whether buying a new/near-new from a reputable dealer (im thinking warranty and no chance of the bike being thrashed) or find a used dealer to save money. (an adage ive been quoted alot is "Its not if you drop the bike- its when!" so maybe used is the better way to go... With my very limited knowledge im a bit scared about buying private- although these forums have given me plenty of things to look out for- nothing beats experience eh? Ill be taking along a friend or 2 that knows about bikes when i shop around. Cant wait for the weekend!!!!!!!