Thought I should drop in here and introduce myself. I am a dreaded scooter rider and 4wd owner from Brisbane. I have two things going for me though, one is that its not a 50cc, its a 250cc scooter, and the second is that I am moving to a real bike! Plan is to get familiar on a manual bike, then go for a real nice looking bike. Probably end up with a GSX650 to start with, then will move on to a hayabusa once I get my skills and confidence levels up, as well as my full licence. One thing I have missed out on big time as a scooter rider is the experience and knowledge from a solid community such as this. I have so many questions to ask, so be prepared! I am slowly chewing through the info that is already here on this forum so I dont ask questions twice. I cant wait to get on a real bike. After so many years on scooters I have finally discovered that riding can be fun, not just a commute to work! Cheers, Andy.