So after reining in my excitement after getting my Ls, I've decided to slow down a little. I'm still eyeing the cbr500r, its dimensions feel natural when i sat on one but I've booked additional training with hart before i even test ride one or the 300r. which i think is sensible considering the jump and lack of experience even though i feel confident(i shouldn't). Also there's a bit of news around saying there is new 2016 revision coming out with dual led headlights and some better styling which looks more in line with the cbr300r special ed (way cool bro). Updated Honda CBR500R to Debut at the 2016 AIMExpo I'm set on the idea of a new bike as I've never owned a new vehicle of any sort and i plan on running it for a long long time. Eventually even using it to go through the advanced training in a couple of years so i can do a few track days and ride something else day to day. I'm curious what other people have done when buying their first bike? did you just go straight out after pre-learners and test ride/buy something etc? p.s on a side note I'm thinking the learner scheme should include the 2 days plus the road skills and confidence day course. i feel these should be completed to competency before being able to get a license.