Ok, living in Melbourne and restricted to 260cc or less for 12 months after passing the license test seems like it's a lose / lose situation. Buying a bike 2nd hand or new = potential loss of money after 12 months or more when deciding to upgrade. There are a lot of race bikes 2nd hand, but that style of bike has no interest for me. The next option is a more upright 250cc followed by a 250 cruiser. Lots of Viragos for sale 2nd hand, but I've sat on a couple of Viragos and found the seat to be uncomfortable and the riding position not that enjoyable. Same with the Suzuki 250 cruiser. I've yet to try a Kawasaki 250 cruiser, not seen too many 2nd hand for sale. Final option is a V-Star 250, which currently is topping my list of comfort and riding position. Then the thought crossed my mine, once I pass my license test I don't have to display P plates, I'm not going to ride like a lunatic, why not look at a 650 cruiser, quite a few are learner legal in NSW so the power to weight ratio means they're not going to be huge uncontrollable power rockets. So, what are the cons to this option? Pulled over, points / fine? Loss of license? What are the pros? I get a bike I'm more likely to keep beyond a year, I get something that looks a lot nicer than a lot of the 250s. What are the cons? Insurance issues? Points / fines? Yes I could go out and get any old bike second hand, live with that for 12 months and sell it for a small loss / same price. The problem is I can really do without the hassle of selling second hand, most of the cars I've bought have been new and then traded in for the next thing, primarily to save the hassle of selling on the 2nd hand market. That's one of the reasons this solution appeals to me, not having to worry about the 2nd hand market when I want to upgrade from a 250. Thoughts?