In the end I went for the Fujifilm X10 ....... maybe a DSLR with a decent zoom some time in future. For now the compactness of the X10 suits my needs and style. I have been pleased with some the photos I have taken over the past three weeks, some of which have been used in the local newspapers......
Mostly been used for photographing sport; sorry no motorcycles so far!
Less than pleasing was taking it back to the shop yesterday. The optical viewfinder stopped moving with the lens. Obviously the linkage got disconnected or something. I want it fixed, hopefully under warranty, but I don't care if I have to pay....... it is going to take 45 days before it gets back to me!
Action program - 1/900th; f2.8; ISO 100