Hi all. I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm a 16 year old female and have just got my learners for both car and motorbike(restricted) classes. I really want to have a motorbike as my main transport mode mainly due to the lower costs in comparision to a car and the fact that I love the feeling you get when riding on a bike(I ride as a pillion on my brother-in-laws bike). The only thing is both my 28 year old sister and her husband ride motorbikes. They didn't get their motorbike licences for quite a few years after their car licenses and they both say I should wait a few years and get 'road experience' before I get a bike but i'm not too keen on this idea as I really want a motorbike. What I want is other people's opinions. Do you think it's important to have 'road experience' before you ride a motorbike? Also, i've thought about this matter more since I read about TAZMAN's and Grrrl's accidents. But then I think, hey the same thing could happen to me in a car. Sorry for such a long post.