Ok guys, here's the deal: I will be going shopping very soon for a replacement to the VFR. I LOVE the VFR ergonomics/set up and will almost certainly be looking for a Sports/Tourer orientated bike. Riding Use/Requirements: Daily Commuter 1-2 Weekend rides per month 1-2 Long haul tours per year (Melb - Syd type distances) Have never done a track day but very much want to DEFINITELY will be doing an Advanced Riding course very soon I have had 2 ZZR250's and the now deceased VFR800Fi, it's fair to say I like a fully faired bike, but have not got a closed mind to a naked/semi naked bike if the overall package is right. I like the clip on handle bars I am unsure if stepping down from an 800 is something I want to do, but if there's a brilliant 600 out there then will consider it. That said would also consider a 1000 if it fits the bill. I have loved the feel of the V4. Don't know much about the performance of a V-Twin, but am happy to listen. I need versatility, I want enough power available so that I don't have to think about it, and enough comfort and range to cruise. However, I don't want a bike that's going to assassinate me in a blink of an eye (I know that alomst any bike can do this if you stuff up enough) I don't want a bike more than 6 years old. I want a bike that's easily good for 200,000k's. I love technology, I want solid build, bulletproof engine. I am happy to pay for quality. I almost certainly wont be able to do any but the barest maintenance at home, I am happy to pay for servicing to be done professionally (I have an excellent mechanic and will be sticking with him) My budget is $12,000 ($12,500 at a stretch) So, what can you suggest that fits the above? I am happy to hear suggestions of bikes that fit as many of those requirements as possible, and ideally all of them. Have I just described another VFR, or are there a number of choices that fit the bill? Go to it and thanks !