Hi there guys and girls. First post, but been lurking here for a few months now. I passed my learners test last week and am keen to get a bike ASAP so I can get plenty of off street practice in before summer hits. The problem is it's so damn hard to pick a bike! I've gone in to Peter Stevens and sat on a cbr250r and found it to be quite comfortable, and for a new bike the price is right. I've also considered getting a er-6nl or a Gladius because the looks appeal to me also the higher engine capacity and the 2 cylinders would make for a nicer and potentially longer term ride , but the price is a little high and would only consider buying one after a test right, which might be out of the question seeing as how I don't have any real riding experience yet. As for 2nd hand bikes I have no real mechanical experience nor do I have any rider friends who could come and help inspect them, so that's a lot of private sales out. From what I've read places like Sumoto and Ray Quincey are out too as they can be quite dodgy towards newbies. So how can I go about getting the best possible bike for the best price? Seems like a real minefield out there Any advice would be helpful and I'm looking forward to becoming a part of the Netrider community in the future!