Got my new bike last night, picked up all my gear this morning, and spent the entire day riding round the backstreets of strathfield, and then headed up and went around olympic park with my roommate (both only just got bikes). Feel like we are picking it up alright, managed to only stall it once in a traffic jam, and by the end wasn't even thinking about blipping for the gear changes etc. Just need to practise always doing headchecks etc, forgot to do a few when pulling off (luckily olympic park is pretty empty). Can't wait for tommorow want to keep practising! This forum was heaps good after browsing around for a bit i decided the VTR250 was the bike for me, lots of great information Photo I am on the VTR250, mate is on the GPX250.