OK, figured I'd ask the question. Like everyone else does. Even though just like everyone else, I'll change my mind many times even after some good advice. Situation is, I have a TTR250, which has been fun for the bush, but I've started to need to ride into town and hopefully will soon need to ride in everyday for work. I've tried riding a ZX9R, ZX7R and R6. ZX7R is $5,500, but I'll have to try sell my bike for $3,000 soon after purchase. R6 is $7,500 effectively because he will take my bike and $4,500 on top. So ZX7R, weighs about 40kg more, is 5 years and 20,000kms older. But is $2,000 cheaper and its closer to my house. R6 is nice and light, newer, looks better, cost more, is further away so I'd have to trailer my TTR down to Sydney somehow, but at least I don't need to find a buyer for my bike. So I know the R6 is well WORTH that much money, but for the sake of $2,000 in my pocket, I am thinking I can live with the ZX7R, when I'm at a point of needing every cent I can get. hence the need for a bike for transport instead of car. BTW, even tho the ZX7R is bloody heavy, it was really easy to ride and easy to move around at slow speed. I guess also the issue is, $2,000 means different things to pretty much everyone, so its hard to understand exactly where I'm coming from. I guess what I'm saying is, do you settle for something that you know will keep your attention for a while, or sacrifice what is a decent amount of money to you and have something that you feel will keep you happy for even longer?