okay i own a old bike a 1980 kawasaki z250 now i'm going to get it regesterd and insured (3rd party) and i hope to have it on the road by the middle to the end of april. Now my mate reckons i should go and ride with him first then book myself into Q-Ride and get my licence, now thats all fine with me i've never ridin a bike on the road before well apart from a 100cc trail bike which was awesome. So i was thinking i should ride the z250 around for a few months then sell it and get a new bike something like a new stlye 250cc cruiser or even abit bigger then a 250cc. I told me mate about this and he reckons i should ride the old girl for at least 12 months before buying a new bike so i have experience riding. Should i do what my mate says or just buy a new bike after a few months of getting my licence?. My parents agree with my mate but yeah i'm looking at spending at least $5,000-$9,000 on a new bike.