Ok hi guys, a little over a week ago i had made a post about purchasing my first bike and got some really great responses which helped narrow down my bike search. so my specs, more or less spot on 6ft tall, weight fluctuates between 90-95kgs. i had a pretty long look at the gs500f over the weekend and it seems like a lovely bike for my local commute (about 12ks each way for work, plus a gym stop on way home) the pricing on a 2009 model seemed pretty reasonable also. i sat on a ninja 650rl and found it to be a really nice height/weight and felt comfy overall. so then i sat back and thought about the fact iam more or less local commuting and for my first year could i get away with a 250 ninja. i think i could but what are others opinions of my height/weight to the 250? is the physical bike size full sized (so same as the 650? or smaller?) the only thing sticking in concern is the fact i want to make some trips from brisbane to gladstone and back (lets say 500kms each way) so the 500 would be better for that iam imagining but would the ninja 250 do a reasonable job of that length of trip? (6hrs ish) ill probably only doe this trip 3 or 4 times in the period i would keep either of these bikes. the fuel economy of the ninja for my local work is what has made me think of that bike and being light/more agile would be nifty to learn the riding ropes on. so ninja 250 fullsized like the 650 and would it cruise comfortably at 110 with my weight? talking with my mate that would do the runs with me and he says we would prolly do at least 2 stops for fuel on the way as well for fuel/stretch (he is on the er6n) edit; both bikes iam looking at will either be 09 or 10 models.