I'm looking at getting a motorcycle for commuting to save money on petrol and time stood in traffic. I've not had one before but I started a separate thread on getting trained etc. The question here is: What size and type of bike will do 12 miles of busy 'A' road followed by three miles of heavy town traffic with a 16 stone bloke on it? Particularly, which ones will do this economically, safely, (not crawling along and getting overtaken) and not cost a fortune to buy or tax? I'd thought a 250 would probably be the thing but just some sort of cheap plodding affair. The old Honda Bogseats wouldn't cut it with the traffic on the 'A' road. Any ideas?