Took delivery of my first motorbike a 2008 Suzuki GS500F K8 about two weeks ago. I have only ridden it about 200 km in that time (I've been pretty busy and the roads have been wet when I'm not) so I haven't got much riding in yet. I plan to use it to commute to university and work on a regular basis to get through the traffic quicker by using the transit lane and parking much much closer to my destination. I was considering a Hyosung GT650RL as well as the GS500F and in the end I just decided the GS500 would be a more cost effective motorbike. I'd like to thank everyone here who has answered my questions (and those of others asking the same thing) that assisted my decision making. And now for the pictures! I've since purchased proper boots and armoured textile pants. I couldn't decide what I wanted when I bought the rest of it!