Oh no, another upgrade thread, however this one might be slightly different, at least from others I've found. Ive been riding my Honda Hornet 250 for a while now, and its 2 months till I come up for my full licence. The bike has been great, however the suspension is too soft for me, and the upright position doesn't inspire confidence in the corners for me. To give you some background, I'm 5'10" and 90kg naked (picture that ). I live in the suburbs currently, however Im moving to Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and will commute to work in North Sydney daily, along with fun weekend rides when I have the chance. Im looking between 3 bikes; 2006 CBR600RR, 2007 GSXR600 or 2011 GSXR600, different ages but similar KMs, which brings me to a few questions: - Will the older bikes feel "old", as in worn out suspension, faded and feeling run down? - Is the 2011 bike worth the extra cost over the older bikes? - Is it worth getting the GSXR for the lust factor, over the "more reliable" CBR? - Which one would you all personally go with? Ive already sat on a few naked bikes, namely the new GSX-S1000 and the Street Triple R and im not a fan of the feel while standing still, plus the price is a stretch for me, so naked bikes are out. Litre bikes are out due to the ridiculous cost of insurance, plus I would prefer a 600 for now. Im really in a conundrum right now, so id appreciate any help.