Hi all. I have spent the last couple of hours scrolling through the many topics listed in your forums and have found a wealth of information. However, it has also had the unfortunate effect of completely confusing me. I would appreciate any advice, suggestions or help that you can provide. I apologise for the long post, but I want to ensure that all the relevant information is here so that I can get useful advice from you all. I am very keen to get a bike. I do not have my licence yet, but will do so as soon as I have found my bike. While I was initially leaning towards a sports bike (just love the look of full fairings), I have only just realised that this would mean that servicing would be more expensive and that insurance would cost more (I am new to this, remember!!!!). While the bike will be essentially for communting to and from work - this is an hour and a half trip along the Princess Hwy each day at 100k/hr - I will still be riding it quite allot over the weekend and whenever I get a chance. I have been looking closely at the sumoto advertisements - is that wailing and gnashing of teeth I can hear - but realise that this may not be a good idea. It is hard to look past though, considering the discount that I would receive on racing gear as well. Has anyone from outside of Vic bought a bike from sumoto? How did it go? The impression I get is that the after-sales service from sumoto is bad, however I will not be dealing with them afterwards. I live in NSW and about 175cm and 95kg. I will have a total of about $10,000 to spend. This is not only for the bike, but also for all the gear and ORC. What I would like from all of you is some advice. What is the perfect bike for me????????