Hi Guys, This is my first post. I thought it would be best to ask you all my questions as you are avid riders! Im 24, live in SA and want to ride motorcycles on the road. I have spent my childhood riding dirtbikes from yamahas to kwaka's and everything in between. I have always loved ducati's and I have decided to set my eyes on a ducati 748 (red of course), between 98-2003 model. Now, as I am a complete newbie to riding on the road i would love some advice on what I should do. I do have my full licence. I know I have to sit a written test and I believe I have to sit a (maybe two) practical tests also. What are the things I need to know, how much will the written and practical courses cost me, and how long will it be before I am able to get a ducati (meaning how long will it take to get off my L's) I will want to get leathers too... So am i looknig at around $500 for a jacket and about $400 for a helmet, maybe $50 for some gloves.... ? Will i need to get wet weather gear as well?? Is there anything else I think i might need??? I have so many questions.. I think i will leave it at this, I hope you all can answer my stupid beginner questions ..