Hey, I've lurked around for a while but thought I'd register and join in now I've got my Pre Learners booked. Long wait till April but at least it's booked I did a course back in the uk on an ER-5 for the uks direct access scheme but had 3 tests cancelled on me due to weather and then moved so never had a chance to sort it out unfortunately. Would love a monster 620 or varient of that description for the first bike. But given that the only monster I've known was my mates bros. And it got nicked and broke down more times than what he rode it I might stick with something like the GS500 or CB400. That's assuming I pass everything And my height (5'11") and weight (errr, being a pom Im normally in stone, time for google and conversion! 120kg, wow, by that mark I lost 35kg last year as well then, sweet, that sounds a better number than in stone! lol!) is suitable for these bikes which from what I've read on here I shouldn't have an issue with.