Hi all, great forum - a lot of really helpful info. I'm booked in to do my L's riding test, and I'm trying to decide what bike to get as my first bike. How the bike feels is obviously a big factor, but do you guys and gals have any suggestions? I've been looking at these (based on suggestions from a couple of mates who are seasoned riders): Honda CBR125 Suzuki GS500F Kawa GPX250R Or possibly a second hand 250 Bandit. I want something that will be reasonable comfortable for long trips, and a bike that I won't be bored still riding in 3 years or so. Any help would be appreciated, Leakey.