Hi everyone, Firstly let me say that this forum is one very deep pool of information and knowledge. But this hasn't helped my nightmares. I'm a 37 year old bloke who has never ridden before but wants to get into it. My nightmare is, Do I start with a secondhand bike or go a new one? Do I start on a 250 or get a LAMS 650 or something in between? I want to end up on a 600 or 1000 supersport in a couple of years. I know everyone asks similar questions but I just keep going round in circles. Short (long) list is Ninja 250R 2011 Honda CBR250R GS500/ GS500F GSX650FU CB400 Gladius Ninja 650RL VTR250 CBF250 I think thats it. Any suggestions are welcome if I have missed the best learners bike. Thanks Ausfox.