and 300 metres by the time i rolled into my garage.... in 11 months from new... i guess thats ok? no idea really, which is where the good people of this forum come into it... When I got my bike there was all these opinions coming out saying that a L plater shouldn't bother buying a new 250 unless they where going to keep it.. well i plan on getting rid of the bike at the start of next year, but it'll probably be up around 35 - 40,000k and I think that accounts to a well used bike... Would someone care to agree with that? Im changing the oil at half intervals - i do mostly highway commuting (98%), and getting shop services on time. is my fantastic little bike going to be old and tired at 2 years young? as an aside,,, what sort of life time do other people get out of thier bikes?