Greetings all I'm from Melbourne and am new to riding, haven't even got a bike yet, but that should be happening in the next couple of weeks. I've been wanting to get my bike license for years and have finally been given the go ahead by the financial controller (aka my wife) so it's full steam ahead before she changes her mind. The bike I'm looking at getting is a Ducati Monster 600 (or 620 if I can find a LAMS one for the right price). I know they're not a terribly fast bike but I want something that sounds good, is reasonably multi-purpose, and is a little unusual (ie not Japanese). If anyone has any other suggestions I'd be happy to hear them. Apologies in advance for any dumb questions I may ask.