Hi all I've posted a couple of questions here in the past, but not yet introduced myself. I'm prompted now 'cause I'm excited! Just paid deposit on an ex-demo CB500X, to be delivered probably at the weekend. My only riding experience thus far was my pre-learners, which I found easy and fun, though given that was back in mid-May, I'm a bit intimidated by the thought of being let loose on the road. Will I remember how the hell to make the thing go and stay upright? I also have a very steep driveway up to the garage, so there's a small baptism of fire awaiting me on delivery day. Anyway, I'm way too excited for my age bracket, but that's no bad thing. Job for tomorrow: buy helmet etc. Cheers, Cris.