There have been some posts recently about some fun motorcycle ideas, and it's made me want to take the plunge and get one. I used to ride my Dad's quite a bit when I was younger, but I never got around to getting one myself. Anyone have any suggestions? Specifically I'd like something fun, light, and definitely fast... no touring bikes or Harley chrome soaked wheels (I'm not exactly the type I suppose), just a fun crotch rocket (sport bike?) that won't break the bank. It would be primarily for fun riding in scenic routes and basic short distance transportation when climate permits. Not too interested in taking long road trips, although I don't want to rule out an occasional long distance ride. It can't be super expensive, but I'd like it to be reliable and quick (man, you can tell I don't really know much about bikes in general... ya gotta start somewhere). I just don't really know where to even start (besides getting the proper legal qualifications). Yamaha? Honda? Suzuki? Kawasaki?