So ive been sitting back and watching the almost of restrictions posts and the question of what bike to upgrade to. Its almost time for me ( Three months from tomorrow ) to get rid of the restrictions and was starting to seriously consider what bike to upgrade to. I have spent the last year doing the whole should i get a 1000 or a 600. Im currently riding a GS500F and thought the sensible thing would be to go for a 600 or maybe a GSXR750 till I gain more confidence on a sports bike. But I have had my eye on the 2009 R1 and the temptation of just going straight to the R1 is getting greater as I get closer to making a purchase. I mentioned to a friend of mine recently that I would love to get a new R1 but am a bit scared to jump from the GS500 straight to an R1, he replied maybe its better to jump straight over while you still have that fear in you then when you dont. Does anyone agree with that comment? Also being 6 foot tall ( 182cm ) I find the yamaha's are more of a tight fit than say the suzuki's. Are there any tall riders who ride a sports yamaha and find them comfortable compared to say the riding position of the sports suzuki's? Never ridden either but from sitting on both the yamaha feels more like you are sitting ontop of it compared to the suzuki where you feel you are more inthe bike. I know everyone will say test ride them then make a decision, but I think if i test rode an R1 I would be riding it very tamely instead of pushing it and getting a real feel for it on a short test ride. I would like to purchase a bike and have it ready to pick up on the day I come of my restrictions, I really want to go out pick up a new R1 but commonsense tells me I should start smaller. Any advise would be appreciated.