*** Just realised I should have posted this in Bike reviews, questions and suggestions, sorry*** Hey all, I've wanted a Street Triple R since 2010 and now I finally have the oppurtunity to get one. The other day however I took one for a test ride and I wasn't really blown away by it. I didn't get to open the taps that much but when I did give it a hit it didn't scare me like I hoped it would. The only other riding experience I've had was with a VTR250 during my L's and P's and I sold that about a year ago. So after having not ridden for about a year the Street Triple R didn't blow my socks off. I'm wondering if this is because I'm pretty inexperienced and can't take advantage of what the STR has to offer. Was it the route we took during the test ride? (No highways). I know it is supposed to be a great handling and fun bike. Anyway this has made me start looking elsewhere and the top contender is the Z1000. I'm thinking with that much power I will be blown away. Especially since I'm too inexperienced to attack corners aggressively and take advantage of what the STR offers, maybe just a nice squirt in a straight line with the Z1000 will make it worth while buying. I'm really only looking at naked bikes. I'm mainly going to use to for the commute to work so for me low down grunt is much more important than huge power up top. Response is most important to me. I will hopefully test ride a Z1000 soon and I'm thinking I should test ride the STR again, this time going on the motorway. Does anyone have an opinion on this? Or recommend a bike suited to my needs? My budget is around 15K. The FZ1N is also on my radar but I've read that it seriously lacks power low in the revs.