ive pondered several different vehicles, and i just cant come up with anything that fits all of my wants/needs, so ive decided to keep my accord as a DD, and get a streetbike. this will be my first street bike, but I DID ride dirtbikes from the age of 5-16. im not an idiot on a bike. i have no doubt in being able to control myself. my obvious concern is the other people on the road, which is also going to be semi-dependent upon my riding. i will be purchasing full riding gear, and wearing it every time I go out on the bike. i dont know what to look for when im buying gear, so some advice there would also be nice. my question (as far as the actual bike is concerned) lies in where to start looking. i know for a fact that i do not want anything 1000cc's or over, i just dont see that being logical for my first bike. so, what do you guys recommend?