Hi everybody. Really damp today in Melbourne so decided not to ride (practice was cancelled). I like wet weather riding but thought it was just not worth the effort today. I'm wondering what you are all thinking when you come off restrictions. In Victoria, we have 150kw/ton limit- search Vicroads to see the approved list of bikes. We do not have the 90kmh limit some of you do - seems stupid - 90, 100, you have to be just as careful! Anyway, I am considering unrestricted bikes (like the rest of you who already have them)! I love the Harley 883 or 1200 ( love the Harley bikes) but as I ride a lot in the Dandenongs, I want something zippy and nimble. I've looked at the Honda CBF1000 or Suzuki 1250 Bandit as these have ABS, then considered Honda 919 Hornet (good value). Now I see that the Triumph Street Triple is a great bike (Ducati Monster deserves a mention too)! Still thinking of what I'll do. By the way, my GS500F is great for a first bike, I may even keep it for much longer. I have so far gone 420 km WITHOUT GOING TO THE RESERVE! PS Love the hot 1 litre+ bikes but do not need the speed. Tallness (or lack thereof) will influence your thoughts. What are all you girls/guys thinking for your first non-restriction? What's great for you non-restricteds given "step-ups" need to be able to handle the power and handling?