Hi All, I'm new here, but have enjoyed reading the forums and advice therein. I'm based in Sydney, I got my L's recently, and am looking for a bike - I have a few in mind, but would like to know if there's any I should be looking for, or avoiding? Thanks in advance for your advice. I'm looking to spend no more than $5000, second hand - preferably a private sale as I dont like the markup you get at a dealership. My wife just got a CB250 - I'd like a bigger engine than this, though obviously have to stick to LAMS bikes. I was thinking 500cc or restricted 650. I like naked, sports or sports touring styles. I'll be using it to get around the city a bit, but really want to start exploring the country and mountains outside the city where I'll be riding for a half day or so (maybe not in one go). I want something that I wont get sick of quickly, that is lots of fun to ride within the speed limit, and will be on roads (no offroad, for now). I'm 5'10", 75Kg. I'd like to get a luggage rack on the thing so I can take it away for weekends. The obvious contenders I've found so far are: Kawasaki ER5. Mostly old bikes now, I like the size. Drum brakes at back put me off a bit. Suzuki GS500. Am told these are decent value for money second hand, but boring. Also heard that the design hasnt changed in ~20 years or so. Hyosung GT650. Seem good value, but lots of chatter online about how unreliable they are. That said, I can get a 2010 (ish), and most of the forums I've found discussing their reliability issues are from around 2007. Have things improved? Honda CB400. Probably too expensive, but if this comes out at a clear winner I can see about raising my budget. Heard the engine is amazing, heard its not the best handling of bunch. Kawasaki Ninja 650/ER6. Also probably a bit too expensive, but the same goes for the CB400 - I can look into a bigger budget if its a completely hands down winner. Are there any obvious items missing from this list? I've heard great things about the sv650, but can't find any anywhere near budget. I'd like to emphasise I'm looking for something that's great fun at moderate speeds, I dont want to break the speeding laws (did that when I was younger, got the fines and points to go along with it). Thanks in advance for your help guys!