I'd like to hear some opinions and bike suggestions. I'm 30 and not a small guy (6'3", 95kg), so only a few 250's seem to suit me size wise and none of them are really my preference at the moment. I had my L's some years ago and wrote off an Across on the open road through a combination of mechanical issues and inexperience. I'd like to think I'm now a little wiser and intend to progress to more advanced riding much more gradually. I'm booked in to do my license again in the coming months and am intending to book a post learner's course with HART and then do the pre-provisional course pretty much straight away. I expect I'll rent a bike to do these. So, I'm on to the question of what's the bike for me. I enjoyed the Across and I'm considering a mid sized sports tourer. I feel with the experience I've had I am likely to approach my riding life with a view to taking it steady and making it a long one. I'm a fair weather rider. With the above in mind I've been looking so far at bikes like the GSX650F and GSX750F, these appeal. I'd love to hear opinions, experience from others and suggestions. I've already spent some time pouring over the bike buying guide and found it a wealth of information.