Hey. I know the title of this thread is really vague but I have a few questions so I thought I'd keep it general. I don't have a bike or my bike license (what's a bike license called? and the class?), but I see them while driving and they really interest me. I never see a bike in one place for too long... they're always zipping past everyone at crazy speeds... and most modern bikes just don't look ugly... I find so many cars ugly, but every newish bike I've seen isn't (to me anyway). Anyway... I want to get a bike in the future and I have a few questions. How do motorbike riders seemingly(?) get away with riding so fast? I'm not saying I will, but like I said, I've never had a bike in front of me or behind me for more than a minute.. they always seem to zoom off into the distance... Do the speed cameras just not pick them up? Do they just not care? I've read somewhere that motorbikes are more expensive (I assume they meant to maintain) than cars. Is this true? What are some common things that go wrong with motorbikes or that require semi-frequent maintenance? Is getting your bike license any more difficult than getting your car license? Is there a particular manufacturer that has a better "reputation" than others? E.g Yamaha, Honda, etc., etc. What happens when it rains? Does it get annoying? What about when it's really hot? Does the open air beat A/C in a car in most cases? What happens when you park your bikes... ever had anyone doing stuff to them? They're so open in comparison to cars where you have doors with locks... Cheers to anyone who answers any of the questions!