I guess I should have said hi here... Well I've only recently decided to get my bike license. A combination of thinking about it over the past 20 years, a new baby in the family, and with 3 children my beloved commodore has officially become the family car. I won't drive my wife's car, and don't want to buy another one, so... So I'm looking at a motor cycle for the commute to/from work and eventually for a little touring. From discussions on this site, with friends, and with the dreaded dealers I'm looking at buying a gs500 - preferably used - as my first bike. Now all I need to do is pass the learners - Friday. I should do OK Thanks for all the good advice people have given, it has been very much appreciated. Agro.