g'day all, I've been browsing these forums fair bit the past month but now that I've got my L's, motorbike and been riding for just over a week I thought I'd introduce myself. A bit of riding history - I rode a trail bike about a decade ago but since then just rode bicycles. I've racked up a few k's on road and touring bikes but since picking up a bit of work here and there as a teacher I've had some dosh to explore motorcycling. I'm now the very proud owner of a black Honda Hornet 250. It's a lovely bike with a bit of go, a bit of style and I love the noise it makes - especially in tunnels. I like camping and the outdoors so I've had a keen eye on the V-strom 650 for when I get off my restrictions. If things fall into place I'm thinking of ending the year with a ride to Melb and back on the little Hornet, retracing some of the roads I've done on the pushy. I'm hoping to keep sponging info from more experienced riders and hopefully meet a few of you on the road. cheers, brodes.