Hey all, About a year ago I (unfortunatly) bought a Hyo GT650R. The bike itself (when it actually works) is a fairly good ride, it handles well and from 0-100 has quite a bit of torque. Over the year I've had numerous mechanical issues with it, some quite major, infact it caused me to have many close calls when the rear wheel locked. Long story short - I need a new bike, I have the cash, just not sure which bike to look at. A few things; a) I'm quite tall (6"3) so the bike needs to be suitable for my size. b) The reason I am looking at 500+cc's is due to the fact I regularly go on joy rides and enjoy having power and torque in the grip of my hand. I regularly commute to work and go down the peninsula via the freeways so I need the power behind me. c) Hyo's are out. Most people on this forum agree that the build quality and reputation of the bikes are rather bad, I'm not making the same mistake twice. d) My price range is ~9-10k e) I love a nice looking bike, in particular a sporty bike. I've heard a lot about bikes such as the cb400 etc however I dislike the upright riding position as it makes me feel like I'm riding along on a seahorse. I've looked at the ninja650 however I hear they are rather close to the ground and I would have issues with my height. Other options that I have so far looked at are the FZ6R and the GSX650F however they also seem to have this upright riding position. I love the feeling of being in a nicely cramped up sports bike With those things in mind, what do you guys think, any suggestions?