I just sold my '91 ZZ-R 600 and it's time to upgrade to a big bore naked bike. The shortlist consists of a GSX1400 and Bandit 1250. I've test ridden both and loved them both but the rides were months apart so it's hard to make direct comparisons. About the rider, I'm 6'1 and about 100kg. Riding is mostly weekend recreational with occasional long trips. A pillion is rare. I loved the ZZ-R and I want the same get-up-and-go, just without all the revs! I like corners (so no cruisers for me) but I'm fairly conservative, so a full sportsbike would be overdoing things. I'm planning on spending around $8000 (used). I think the GSX looks better and my impression is that it's a little more relaxed. The Bandit is available with ABS brakes, which is a big plus. Anyone out there ridden both and able to comment on their relative strengths and weaknesses? Thanks in anticipation!