After a small setback https://netrider.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=47958&highlight= thanks to full-time holiday work and a very generous mate, i am proud to say i have just bought my first bike! :grin: :grin: I was looking long and hard at the CBR250RRRRRRRRR, but i thought i might do something a bit different (ok i admit it, i just couldn't afford one ), so i got a 1988 Kawasaki ZXR250 with around 35000kms on it and in good condition (apart from some scratches on the lower front fairings). It's got an aftermarket can on which makes a nice burble/growl/scream I got it for $3100 with rego and a RWC, a steal i reckon! Anyway i've only ridden it home from Collingwood to Clayton along Princes Hwy, but that was enough to realize it's a fair bit more responsive than the ZZR250 i've been riding! :wink: (I know the guys with big bikes will be snickering right now, but hey it's got plenty for me in the meantime) I'm really happy with it, in fact i'm stoked! I've been wanting to get on a bike for a few years now, and the dream has come true today. I can't wait to come along to some of the rides soon, i need to get to the twisties to slowly build some cornering confidence. Might even drop in at the local coffee night or two, i'll have to see. For those nearby, look for the 6'2" beanpole riding a black 250 ninja, wearing an AGV Stealth helmet (St Andrews design - blue and white) and a black RST jacket. Updated pics: See you out on the roads!