Thought i would introduce myself and ask a quick question.
My name's Glenn, I live in a paradise called Cairns in Queensland (Australia). I'm 23 and i've been rideing (dirt bikes) since i was about 12.
I've just caught the rideing bug again recently and i've got my unrestricted open licence, which allows me to ride anything on the road. I've test ridden a few bikes and i'm not really sure what to pick for a first road bike.
(NOTE. Australian Insurance providers are extremely expensive so at the moment i'm really only looking for a naked bike)
I've ridden 3 bikes so far that fit the insurance requirements:
Honda VTR 250 - Too Slow. Nice handeling but bad in a headwind.
Kawasaki ER-5 - Nice power but hated twinshock and rear drum
Suzuki GS500 - Again, nice power, nice handeling but not too keen on air cooled.
Basically what i'm asking is for any comments on the GS500 vs the ER-5?