Hi Guys, My name is Elias, am going for my Learners next week. Have spent the last couple of months killing the net and mostly this site to find out as much as I can about every aspect of riding. But still I have questions left unanswered. I will post these separately just too keep things little simpler. Anyway, here is question number 1. I am tossing up between a VTR250 and ZZR250. Want something I can ride to work every day (from Doncaster Melbourne) so only about 15 kms one way. I like the idea of the ZZR having fairings because of protection from the elements, but I like VTR because good chance I will drop the bike being a new rider. Question: How much do fairings protect? how much damage (cost wise) do I avoid dropping a faired bike (namely ZZR 250)? Won't dropping a naked bike just mean better chance to damage the tank or the frame? Easier to replace fairings I recon! What are your experiences with regard to all this? Which bike is quicker? Thanking you guys in advance, I notice you are all so helpful, would have hated to know what it was like to get your L's before the Internet and have to rely on dealers only! shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttt..... Imagine how many people got ripped off!