Guys I'm about to purchase either a new cb1300 or bandit1250. Which is the better bike ? I'm leaning towards the suzi as i've had 2 and both been good bikes. What i want is; 1/ Sporty tour bike that's fun to ride. 2/ Something that handles really well and easy to ride. 3/ Can comfortably cruise around 200km/h on private country roads, at this speed on the gsx650f is sitting on 11rpm in top gear, with not much left. 4/ Cheapish around 15k max. 5/ Torquey bike with loads of grunt. 6/ Upright riding position. 7/ Something i wont grow out of or get bored within 6 months time. Also is ABS better to have or not. For $500 extra y can get the bandit with ABS. Some salesman say 'yes' and some say 'no' ? who's right. It's amazing how quickly things change owning a motorbike. At first, my gs500 was it, it lasted 3 months and 1500km , then the gsx650f it still is a great bike but i want more, (an extra 600cc) it lasted for 7000km. Is this normal , does this happen to other bike owners, you buy a bike think its great for a while and then go 'fuick' the bike doesnt give that thrill that it used to. I've test ridden a few sports bikes i.e cbr600 and gsxr750 , great bikes if you own eastern creek or phillip island, or un-limited points on your licence, unfortunatly not for me. Any other bikes worth looking at with similiar capacity and price range. Cheers.