Just to introduce myself and say thanks to the site and members for supplying such great information. I live on the Gold Coast and currently ride a 50cc scooter that has been modified with a pipe, malosi kit and bored out to 70cc. It does about 85km/h and i love it, however, i am thinking of upgrading to a 250cc bike. I just find myself regularly in situations that i feel the extra power would make my time on the road much safer, mostly to pull out of dangerous situations and get away from some of the lunatics out there. I ride my scooter to work every day, rain, hail or shine and thats what i will be doing on the bike as well. Distance is about 15 mins. I have read loads of posts on here, awsome info. I am about 6 foot 2 inches tall and weight is about 100kg, maybe slightly less. I should also add that i do NOT have a learners permit or any experience or training on a geared bike, however, i can drive a manual vehicle and have riden quad bike on farms but with no clutch. I am very comfortable in the traffic on my scooter and think i could master a regular bike no problems. I do intend to get my learners (5 questions i am told) and do the Qride course before getting on the road on a bigger bike. I have essentially decided that a Honda VTR250 is what i should bye. But is it.................? Questions are: Please confirm this bike is sutable for a guy my height? Do you think i should get a 400cc or 600cc instead of this bike. I have been told it is better to go get your full license and get the bigger bike rather than do time on the 250cc? And, seeing that 250cc bikes seem to hold there value because of the restrictions, would i pick up a 400 or 600cc for a similar price. Guess what i am saying is do the bigger bikes represent better value? If this is the case, what 400 or 600cc should i get? I like the naked style. That will do for a start, plenty more questions where they came from...............thanks in advance.