I've finally decided to go start test riding bikes this weekend and have a few in mind: Kawasaki Ninja 650 Triumph Bonneville SE Suzuki VStrom 650 Kawasaki Versys I'm currently riding a GPX 250 and looking to upgrade to my first new bike which needs to last me for quite a few years. I know I could keep the GPX but I'm ready to move on from it. I'm generally going to be using it daily to commute to work (normal and motorway traffic), the occasional run up to the shops, and the occasional adventure ride (no track days or racing). I'd like it to be easy / cheap to maintain. I commute in wet or dry and even if it is 2C outside when I leave in the Winter. I'd like to have some type of topbox fitted or more likely...a ventura rack/bag like I have now. I'm guessing my current seat bag should be able to fit most bikes. My initial thoughts without riding them: Bonneville: Great looks but no windscreen, higher CTP, maybe a bit large for occasional filtering but nice and low and standard. Less value for money but might be a better "keeper" bike for having for many years. Ninja 650: Seems perfect and basically what I own now in a larger capacity, looks great, good thin profile, $1000 cash back currently. Versys: Pretty much the same bike as the Ninja but taller and more robust suspension. However...it isn't the best looking thing and I'm not planning on any off-road or long distance touring. I'm not sure if the extra size would be noticeable when trying to filter if things stop. It might be easier to work on than the Ninja. $100 cash back currently. VStrom: Almost on equal footing with the Ninja in my mind and can adapt to to most things planned or unplanned. Not as good looking as the Ninja and quite a large bike for filtering from the looks of it. Anyone have any opinions on what I have said or something i might not have thought of or bikes not considered? I tried to stay clear of naked bikes due to the lack of a windscreen which comes in handy on the highway and to keep the list down in general. I know they can be added. Some bikes I discounted because of various reasons but happy to hear opinions...Kawasaki W800, Yamaha FZ6R, Triumph Street Triple, Suzuki GSZ650F / SV650F. I'd like to keep the cost after trade in capped at 11k.