+1 to the Suzuki GS500 brigade. My first bike and it is one that should see me through Ls, Ps (fortunately only 1 year) and beyond. Some of the dealers are doing really good deals on run-out MY2011 bikes. Too tempting at that price so I decided to buy new. It had 3delivery km on the clock when I rode it out of the dealership. Did 100km on it after picking it up yesterday. My riding instructor is leading a group through the Nasho today. If I keep this up it will be ready for the 1000km service next week.