Hi all, Next year I plan to take lessons and obtain a full bike license. I've always admired bikes and as a fortieth birthday present to myself I'd like to get a bike. I'll only have about £2000 Max to spend as I need to pay for lessons and gear of course. The style of bike I like is the dual sport. I like xrs and Yamaha xt500s, that sort of thing. As I will be using the bike to commute when its nice weather I need some advice about which bike to buy. The road I drive to work is twenty miles of A road through the countryside, the cars generally travel at about 50ish to 70 Mph. I need a bike that is capable of keeping up with traffic. There are some twists and turns and long straights. It is a very dark road being unlit mostly. I have looked at Yamaha wr250r, Suzuki tu250z,Kawasaki klx250. I really like the 600r too. Would it be an OK bike for a beginner though? I'd not be under pressure to ride it as I can use my car mostly throughout the winter. Any thoughts as to whether it would be a good choice or any other suggestions? Thanks, David.