Missed out on a cheap GS500 recently as I was waiting on some finance. Speaking to the seller later he said that as I have my full licence I may find better value in a bike that is not on LAMS such as SV650. Trouble is I haven't had a great amount of experience on a bike and would like something that is still reportedly easy to ride and reliable. Bike is for my weekly commute and for weekend trips away. I'm thinking more sports/tourer types. Can either sell my scooter and buy for around $6-7K or just buy (ie still keep the scoot) at around $3k So what can you recommend I look at. Wasn't sure where to put this so thread but though those kind enough to offer advice to newbies might be able to help.