Hello to everyone on Netrider, I have read many motorcycle forums in the past, however this is the first time I have ever posted. Over the last four years I have been obsessed with dirtbikes and off road riding but recently thought I should try a roadbike as well (I am still obsessed with dirt.) I had previously ridden a 1978 SR500 (from Katherine NT to Armidale NSW) in three days with my brother as an 18 year old, so thought I would get something similar and went straight out and bought a 2014 Ninja 1000. Holly shyster this thing has some balls, however very easy to ride for a new comer and not at all intimidating. I intend to do some touring so added hard panniers, also handy for doing the groceries. Thanks for reading, Macca.