Got my learners 10days ago having never ridden before. Had my eye on a CB500f and thought I should go for a test ride today instead of just sitting on the bike in the showroom, per my previous 2 visits. If the stress of taking to the public road for the first time wasn't bad enough, signing a waiver and agreeing to hand over a lazy G if I scratch the bike was enough to get my knees knocking. After riding around the car park for 10mins, trying to recapture some muscle memory from the pre-learners training, I was off. I am glad to report it all ended well with both me and the bike returning unscathed. What have been others experience on buying a new bike and riding it out of the showroom?