Hi all, Long time pillion passenger getting ready to move into the rider's seat in a couple of weeks. I'm booked in to do the Learner's course with HART in Tullamarine. Very much looking forward to it. In addition to being a newb on the bike, I'm a bit of a newb in the forums world too. Am hoping that I can dig up some good info here on getting started. The site looks good so far. On the bike front, I've been looking at the Ninja 300 and GT250R on the sports side, and the VTR250 on the naked side. I prefer the look of the faired bikes, but have heard that I'm likely to drop it and be up for some expensive repairs during the first few months. I'm hoping the bike will become my daily commute (from northern suburbs to South Melbourne), but I also want to have some fun with it on weekends. Any advice is much appreciated! Cheers, RRR.