Hello all, I am new to NR and just got my L's about 2 weeks ago. I am now trying to get my first bike and although I do like fully faired bikes, I do understand that I will most likely drop it some time in the near future. In addition I also read that insurance is usually much more expensive for faired bikes compared to naked bikes, especially for learners. Which is why although I considered some of the 250cc faired sports bike (cbr250's,ninja 250r's and zzr250 mainly) at the start, I am now also considering second hand naked bikes (VTR250's mainly). As for riding I would like to ride from city to uni along Monash freeway (VIC), around city and probably for some day rides (if I manage to find a time lol) once I get my confidence high enough. Will 250cc bikes suit my riding purposes? Or would I need something larger? Also will larger bikes such be much harder to learn on compared to 250cc bikes? I have also read up on oggy knobs that will protect the bike when it is dropped. Are these effective in protecting the fairing when the bike is dropped? I am 19 years old (turning 20 soon if it makes a difference) and approximately 180cm tall and weigh 90 or 95kgs. Any recommendations within the bikes I have mentioned just now? And ofcourse I am still open to all other recommendations. Thanks in advance for all the input!