Hi everyone, I am a total newbie to motorcycling, the closest I have ever come is riding a moped in a cyclone in Bermuda :squid: and hurtling down a hill at 60 kms on a mountain bike. I know these types of questions get asked all the time but well you know :grin: About to purchase a new bike and all the required gear, btw am limited to a 250cc as I am in Melbourne. The bike will be used for a daily commute from Mount Martha to Carrum about 20kms each way and the occasional weekend ride to the Gippsland Lakes [about 400kms each way]. So reliability and comfort are major factors. I have read everything and investigated CBR250, VTR250, cruisers, nakeds, new, secondhand and of course what I have read on Netrider! The final list looks like this and I was after any comments that anyone may have. Budget $7500 all up. Hyosung GT250 naked in black KBC VR1 helmet [it fitted best] Alpinestar GPS3 gortex boots AGV Sabre leather jacket [will get summer & winter jackets when funds come in] Alpinestar SP3 gloves Draggin cargoes Any way your thoughts would be appreciated.