Salutations NetRiders. Freshly minted motorcycle learners license for an older driver. Been enjoying browsing the fora over the last couple of days and picking up lots of useful bits of information. Looking for the right bike to go through my Ls and Ps. Haven't tried too many yet but short list looks like VTR250, CBR250, CB400, SV500, 620Monster. The VTR is the current favourite but I haven't ridden the 400 or 500 yet. The new CBR250 is probably the most sensible option but I prefer a smoother engine. My usual weapon of choice is a Lotus Elise and for racetrack and twisty roads it will remain so. Looking at a bike primarily as a commuter. 20km each way with about 50/50 freeways and secondary roads. Fortunately I rarely commute during peak hours.