Hi, As a newbie, I ride a 225cc bike. It's basically crap. Slow, ugly, small fuel tank - I could go on about the things I don't like about it. However, I specifically bought it because I wanted something to learn on that would give me good basics without the temptation to thrash it and do something stupid before I was ready. Now I feel like I'm stuck. The bike is a single cylinder, with a 12L fuel tank, and 5 gears. 4th gear will get me to about 50km/hr, 5th will handle 60-100 (but I really have to thrash it to get to 100km, and no matter what speed/gear, even a gentle rise will take 10-20km off my speed). I started looking for bikes, 500-750cc. Got a lot of good recommendations from the good folks here, unfortunately not many of them were available nearby (I'm looking for a recent model 2nd hand, since I'm pretty sure I'll drop it). Then I started thinking about all the other stuff related to engines, and had a ton of questions I couldn't find the answers to. Hence, the newbie post So, let's talk engines. My 225 is a slow piece of crap. So what does 225cc actually mean in terms of output? I see things like VTR250s that look sexy - do they have the same low levels of power, or is the engine size only marginally related to performance? How does a 2 cylinder 250cc engine compare to a 1 cylinder 225cc engine in terms of fuel usage and output? On mine you have to rev the engine so high to get any type of speed (and forget acceleration, it's just not there) so that means more fuel usage than if you weren't revving it so high right ? So how does a 3 or 4 cylinder engine compare? There's just so much I don't understand about how the details of an engine (dize, etc) relates to real-world practicality. While browsing some bike sites, I stumbled across a Triumph Daytona 955i and a 600. I liked the look of them, a quick search found a couple that were nearby and within my price range. Some googling brought many favourable reviews (but of course, it won't matter if I don't like the feel of the bike right?) So, as a newbie coming from a 225cc gogomobile, is a 955i too much for me? I've heard that they're quite good with fuel efficiency, which is something I'm interested in for obvious reasons. I don't ride huge amounts, but that will change if I get a bike I like. I was reading a very interesting thread here about engine revs and what revs are 'good' to ride at etc. I would classify my riding as pretty conservative... I stick to the speed limit, I don't accelerate fast, and I'm happy to cruise along at low revs keeping the bike at a good speed. Sorry for the long post, I'll stop now before I bore you to death with all the other questions Am I just overthinking this whole issue?