Hi! I've just joined this forum (I came across it by accident, but it was a good accident!) I've had my learners bike licence for a few weeks! I did the stand upright course in a Honda 125cc bike and after obtaining my L's, I had six hours worth of lessons (also in a Honda 125cc). I had intended on buying a second hand 500 cc bike, but after sitting on a Suzuki 500 cc bike I changed my mind as I was too short for it. I'm about 5 foot 2 inches. I sat on a 250 cc Suzuki and was too short for that too lol. Anyway, I was almost okay on a Honda CBR300 and the dealer said they could lower that for me. But I decided that I wanted to at least test ride one other brand of bike before committing my cash to one! So I went and test ride a Yamaha YZF-3R. The Yamaha shop had one that was slightly lowered (which they didn't plan on charging extra for, unlike Honda!) I felt more comfortable sitting on and riding the Yamaha over the Honda so have decided to buy the Yamaha. I'll be picking it up tomorrow! Me getting my bike license is my response to my partner suggesting I buy a car (so that we had a car each instead of both of us using just his car). As we have only a single garage, I didn't want to buy a car and park it on the street, whereas I can keep a bike on the property!