I'm finally a member of this club.
Just got my first bike a couple of days ago. Its a Honda Varadero 125, as its the only 125 that I fit on comfortably (and as I only have my CBT I can't have anything more than 125 at the moment).
While it is only about the same as my car up to 40, slower to 60, and tops out at 70, I absolutely love it. I got it on Tuesday, got insured on Wednesday, and have put around 200 miles on it so far.
Gonna keep it till probably the end of my first year of Uni, although I will probably do the next test before that, and will hopefully upgrade to a bigger bike before my 2nd year.
Anybody recommend ways to find good roads to ride? Check the area out on a map first and plot a route, or just ride wherever you feel like and just take a decent map so you can find your way back again?