Hey guys first time posting on this extremely informative and friendly site. Just about to get my motorbike L's but have had car license for a few years. After sorting through all the LAMS bike I think the GS500 suits - Lots of commuting around Melbourne for Uni but then open driving and touring at home (Tasmania) during off periods. I've found two that I like: *according to Bikesales* 2008 GS500 - 2 valves per cylinder 2012 GS500 - 4 valves and lighter Wondering how this would effect the bike, mainly interested in fuel economy, useable power (for everyday driving and comfortability not racing etc.), smoothness, reliability and anything else you're aware of. Also feel free to discuss other LAMS bikes or options I should consider. 176cm - 62kg If you're interested I've already grabbed most of my gear from Triumph after getting some amazing service from Chris their accessory guru and snagged some huge savings and and stoked with my Triumph Stealth LE jacket.