So, I've been trying to decide on my next bike and that clearly calls for a poll. Which bike should I get? Here are the rules: 1. The most important consideration is the budget: *MUST* squeeze under $11,000 ON ROAD. This eliminates the likes of Street Triple or Honda's new Hornet or BMW F800 which I think would suit me, if only I could afford it. 2. For the purpose of this discussion, we're looking at new bikes only. 3. The engine: no limits on size, but somewhere between 650 - 900cc seems reasonable. I'm not fussed about the cylinder configuration, except that I would like more than one. 4. Intended usage: commuting and occasional weekend away. I live in Sydney and have to contend with thick city traffic daily. I'm a conservative rider and as far as I'm concerned, any of the bikes I'm considering will have adequate performance for my needs. Also, I'm not worried about speed, ability to wheelie or handling at the limit - but I'm very interested in things like fueling on steady throttle and low revs since that's where I'm more likely to be. Nothing irritates me more than the bike surging and buckling under me when I'm trying to exercise my fine throttle control skills. 5. Fairing or naked? Could be either way. Fairing is nice for more protection, but nakedness is nice in its own way... Not a deciding factor then. 6. Important factors are comfort, all-around quality, economy and above all, reliability. I don't need the hassle and I don't enjoy fiddling with mechanical things at all, besides, I don't have a garage. So I just want it to run, above all I want something low maintenance... hence the absence of Hyosung on my list, and Royal Enfield won't cut it either. In the end, I've narrowed my choices to these four: SV650, ER6F, GSX650F or CB900. Some of the bikes that didn't make the cut were SV650S (uncomfortable position), Er-6n (too ugly) and FZ6 (I just don't like them. Besides, I think they'd be above my budget). Hyosung got a look in, but in the end got the boot simply on the grounds of lack of trust on my part. So... please discuss below. Feel free to assume I already know I should ride them all and make up my mind But test rides don't answer the questions regarding reliability, or long term liveability, or value for money.