Hi, Just thought I’d pick your brains for little. Any advice from experienced riders will help! About me: 40 year old, human male. 105kg. 6 years riding experience, but it’s been 7 years since I last rode. Owned 2 bikes; VTR250 and a 250 Bandit. Open licence. Going through the mother of all mid-life crisis and have to get back to riding (just being dramatic, things aren’t that bad). Why I’m buying a bike: I love riding. I need to commute daily. Weekend rides, including overnighters. Occasional pillion. Current plan: Buy a “disposable” bike, then in 12 months upgrade to a new one (a VFR800f). I don’t want to buy new today, as my (re)learning curve is too steep for my liking. Not sure what disposable bike to get though. I’ve narrowed it down to a new Suzuki Inazuma ($5k ride-away) or a 2008 50,000km VFR800F (about $7k). Occasionally consider other bikes like CB500s etc (the same $7k will one a year old, roughly). Pros and Cons For the Inazuma; 1. New, warranty, hassle free, low risk of failure 2. Cheaper (more to spend on leathers and tassels) 3. More economical (running, maintenance, insurance) For the 2nd hand VFR; 1. Bigger bike 2. Won’t have to constantly explain why I’m a 40 year old man on a 250cc bike 3. Better for pillion 4. Can keep it for longer, as it might delay the desire to buy a new VFR Any other pros and cons?