Hi everyone, great forums you have here.. I've read many many topics now and I think I'm falling in awe of motorbikes. I've been riding my good ol' Vespa ET2 50 for a while now but I'm becoming frustrated with the lack of acceleration and general 'versatility' of the moped. It is great for urban city driving though, and that's what I use it for basically - going to uni and back, but I can't help but think what'd be like to drive down Adelaide's coast in 80k zones. My main problem with the Vespa at the moment is when I filter through the traffic and get to the front, wait, light turns green, and I'm off... ever so slowly... I've found that the people behind me in these situations get frustrated that I 'took their spot' and now I only seem to be slowing them down. I'm from Melbourne originally and I find that Adelaide drivers aren't the most compromising people on the road (90% of the time they don't even let you in) and I've been in a number of dangerous situations where they have actually changed lanes and driven in front of me just to cut me off.. almost wiping me off the road altogether. So yeah, the thought of a speedy 250 looks enticing. I've got a few questions that you can hopefully help me out with :grin: -What are the lightest 250's around? I'm average height and pretty light and I don't like the thought of driving a heavy bike, or do you get used to it? -How good are they on fuel compared to a scooter? How much does it cost to fill a tank? -Why does everyone talk about dropping their bike so much? Why's it so common?