Step daughter is bike mad. As soon as she was 16 she started riding an Aprilia RS50, (no girlie scooters for her), with her heart set on a Ninja 250 as soon as she could pass her test at 17. After her 2 year restriction she had set her sights on a Fireblade by the time she was 19.
Tonight she told me she's selling the RS50 to fund a car. Starts her driving lessons next week. It seems she can insure a medium sized car (1.4 Focus) for around £350 now so it's a no brainer.
I said I would pay for her bike test but she's not interested.