Hi All, New to here and looking for some advice. I've been riding a Piaggio Fly 150 scooter for about a year and a half and got my unrestricted licence in Feb, I'm older so only had to have my Ps for a year. And so while I have over a year's riding experience as a commuter in heavy traffic on the scooter I only have about four to six hours worth of experience on a geared bike, a 250. The Fly 150 has been great for zipping around the city, I'm a very confident rider on it, but now I'm looking to buy a geared bike and have something bigger that I can daily commute on as well as do some distance on. No huge travels, just over night sort of thing on weekends. I've been thinking of getting the unrestricted version of the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 but am also thinking of the 650 V-Strom and the BMW F700GS. I like the more upright sitting position. However a friend has put it in my head that these bikes are under powered and that in a couple months I will regret my choice. He has suggested the Kawasaki Z800 and Yamaha MT-09 as an option. The Z800 and MT-09 look great but I'm not sure if its something thats gonna be useful trying to learn geared bike riding on and to daily commute on, but also I'm now worried that maybe the Versys etc will be underpowered? Does anyone have any advice on which of these bikes is a good bike to not only do daily commutes on and get away on over weekends but also make the move from a 150 scooter to geared motorbike riding. Or have any other bikes to suggest? Whatever bike I buy I will want it serve me well for about two years before moving on. Budget wise these bikes look good. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated as right now I'm pretty confused. Thanks for any help.