Hey guys, thanks for all the knowledge and other bits of info you've posted on the Netrider forums. The great entertainment and community feel here has convinced me to finally get a bike and register as a user. With further riding experience I hope I too can help others as you've done for me so far. About me - I love riding bicycles (mtb and road) so of course the natural progression would be to the motorised variety. I'm taking the conservative route (in terms of bike choice and $ spent) so while I'm on my L's I've got a used Honda VTR250. I just love the naked bike look and was also considering a very sexy Suzuki Gladius LAMS but they don't seem to hold their price as well. Riding gear is all new but budget - Korean made helmet (red in colour ), textile jacket and bargain bin gloves. Will see how long I last before upgrading. Going to go for my first ride around the block tomorrow morning. Hope to ride with you guys at the Sydney Learner Sessions some time. Cheers.