So to put forward my potential predicament.... Going from the bike I have now being a '99 VTR250, which well has had its 10 years of other learners on it... To a new bike, probably a 600-1000 naked of some description. So going through all the motorbike mag reviews, user reviews, and 'which bike out of these ones' threads, one answer seems to constantly pop up. Buy the bike that feels the best to you, or which one you want. My question is, if I'm going from a 10yo claped out slow bike, to something brand spankers, how the hell am I'm going to know which one I want, they are all going to feel awesomely better than what I have now (or at least I would think) and then 6 months down the track I start thinking hmmm this just isn't right, I should have spent more and got 'x' bike instead, that has better brakes, adj suspension etc. The other thing to think of is, a dealer is hardly going to give me a half day test ride when I'm rocking up on an old learner scarred bike. I would be thinking 30mins would be a push, by which stage I'd JUST be getting used to having a tacho! So am I getting worked up over nothing, will it be an easy choice. Or am I going to be stuffed, and just hope I get lucky and get the right bike! Given I won't be ever riding anywhere near flat out on the street, and doing 300kmh doesn't really intrest me at all, and I very much intend on keeping the bike for 5years. I guess the question is, for example my shorted bikes might be a Suzi GSR600 ($10k or close enough to) or a Street Triple ($15k ish). Spaced over 5 years an extra $1k pa is pretty cheap, but if I don't need to spend it, then I'd rather not. Sorry all for the essay of a question. But I'm about a month off the upgrade and its going to go very quickly, so I really need to be nutting all this stuff out. Thanks in advance.