Hey I think its time to introduce myself. After thinking about riding for over a year, I bit the bullet and got my L's on Saturday (after doing the course on Thursday and Friday). The same day I bought a new vtr 250. I can't wait to pick the bike up. Hopefully I will get it before the long weekend so I practice and hopefully should be able to commute to work and uni after that. I also picked up a helmet (agv stealth) jacket (spyke) and some gloves. All I got to pick up now is some boots. (any suggestions?) I found this site very informative on what I was going to buy just by searching. So thanks guys for helping out all the newbies out there. So if you see a noob on a black vtr250 with a red helmet in Newcastle say hello. I can't wait to start riding.