I'm a bit of a long time lurker but first time poster I've recently got my full bike license and its time to upgrade....with the question thats been asked many a time over...wtf do I get. Now I've been doing the research and done trade studies on my options (what else do ya expect from an engineer), and has sorta settled on something.....but I thought I'll throw it open to the crowd to see what ya think. Basically I have a CBR250RR with some mods, and been riding full on for 2 years. I know I only ride it to within 30% of its capabilities, but still something thats a bit less old with a bit more grunt is on the cards. 60% of the life of the bike will be spent commuting, with a 30 min reasonably flowing ride each way. 20% will be spent squirting around the streets, 10% through Adelaide Hills twisties, and 10% will be on the track. I'm 165cm tall and medium build, so I don't have a big arse that needs hauling. I want a sports bike....I don't think 600s will fit the bill too much cos I'll need to wring their necks in traffic. I could go a thou, but I like cornering, and I'm not excited too much by seeing how fast I can get to 200km/h on public roads. So perhaps something between the two is the go.....now...I was all settled on a daytona 675 cos I'm a bit of a technical purist rather than a poser and liek to be different....until peter stevens slashed the prices of their bikes bringing some thou bikes under the price of a 675. Also mates with K7 GSXR-1000 and 03 R1 are telling me to go for a thou, coz I'll be used to the power of a 600 and want a thou in 3 months time. So now with thinking of going one way, but being told I'll regret it....what does everyone think?