Hello you lot. Haven't been in here for a while, it's all a bit modernified or somesuch... So after several years of putting around on my VTR250 (slightly modified mid-ownership with a nice Megacycle exhaust and bar-end mirrors to keep me entertained), i've got a bit of money to splash on an upgrade. This isn't really a "which bike should I buy" thread, more a "who has one of A, B or C and can you bullet point the good and the bad". I'm looking at either a BMW F800R, Ducati Monster 796, or a Triumph Street Triple 675. Order of listing is by no means order of preference. Originally it was Triumph all the way but then they put those silly headlights on the newer ones so that's a change i'd be making. The other two I still love the designs, more so on the Beemer now it's available in a rather nice shade of red. So i'd like to hear from owners of any three of the above. My key enquiries are: 1. Servicing costs. I'm thinking probably second-hand and one or two years old which means I can take it to my local bike shop, although I may consider a new one if the main dealer costs are reasonable - this is a long-term purchase so depreciation isn't a massive issue for me - it'd be nice to have something similar to a VTR in this aspect. 2. Ride height and quality. A VTR250 is good height for me, a Buell Cyclone has me on tiptoes. This bike would be mainly for weekend rides as I work within spitting distance of home. The VTR is not a good distance (anything over 100km) bike so I want something where I don't get off it and have to lie down for a week. 3. Fuel economy. Sure the manufacturers quote x amount of fuel per 100k's but how much are you actually getting from a tankful. 4. Grin factor. I always remember once i'd got the hang of the VTR, how much of a grin it always puts on my face. Still does nearly 4 years later, although now I know she's getting traded in (unless I get a good price in a private sale) the grin is waning a bit. ***TL;DR version*** I like all three bikes, extol the virtues of whichever one you own.