So my VFR750 was stolen and beaten up pretty badly. It's time to consider options for a replacement. But how do you replace an utterly perfect thing? There's the obvious option - get another one exactly the same, but they're not so easy to come by these days. I think I might be ruined for any bike that doesn't have "VFR" written on the side, but I figure I should at least try to consider alternatives. So here I am asking for opinions. What type of bikes do you think I should consider? What's the best sports tourer these days? Have they turned the VFR into a science experiment gone horribly wrong? Or does it just keep getting more awesome every year? I'm looking for something with a full fairing (it's all about ego and vanity) which is a really versatile all-round bike. Probably the most important thing is reliability - I need it to just start every single day and get me where I'm going. I need to be able to just hop on and do a few thousand kms on a weekend, maybe in the wet, no sweat. But it also needs to be comfortable for long trips and nimble and powerful enough to be fun in the hills and through traffic. Do I sound like an ad for the VFR yet? I did a lot of research before I chose the VFR, and I was happy with my choice. I might have ridden that bike for another 10 years if it hadn't been stolen. I'm looking for a bike for the next 10 years. Power and top speed are great, but secondary. I'm hesitant about the VFR800 mostly because I'm dubious about the direction the VFR took when it went to the 800 - the linked braking system sounds like crap I don't want. I'd love to hear opinions from people who have tried it - do you love it, learn to live with it, or hate it with a burning passion? When is it noticeable? Does the bike handle strangely? does it stop any better / worse? is it safer? Does honda perhaps know best - am I making a big deal out of nothing? I've looked at other things like the Ducati ST2 but 'ducati' kind of puts me off - it tends to make me think "expensive parts from italy, and lots of em!". Triumph also have a sports tourer, but I kind of have the same opinion of triumph - nice brand, sexy, expensive and not necessarily reliable. Anybody have any thoughts on this? The VFR was my first non-restricted bike (after the Suzuki Across). I had it for about 5 years (maybe 6) after having the across for 3-4 years. At first, the big 750 was intimidating, but now we're old friends - I'm a much more experienced rider now, and it's possible that I might grow out of a 750-800 in the next few years. I'm at a very high comfort level on the 750 and I'd say I'm pretty close to the limit in terms of that bike's power/handling/etc. I've only ever actually thought "more power would be nice" maybe 3 times on that bike and I was perfectly happy with the amount of power, but I figure if I'm upgrading then perhaps something bigger should be considered. I've been reading good things about the CBR1100XX Super Blackbird. With a name like that I don't see how it can possibly be bad. It looks serious. It looks gorgeous. It looks big and intimidating. There are lots of black ones. How does it go in the wet? Is it reliable? Comfortable? Would you buy one with 50000kms on it? would you ride one to perth? what about weaving through traffic? is a big heavy bike like that horrible at low speeds? I think the weight is probably the biggest put-off on the super blackbird. Well, there's the linked brakes, but we talked about that already. Opinions different from mine are why I'm here, so feel free to tell me that I'm a fool and your bike is much better than a VFR, or whatever. Debate is encouraged! Tell me your thoughts! Thanks!