Had a look at prior threads and discussions about this bike, and reviews were mixed. The latest was late 2008, though, so I don't feel too bad about starting a new one. Wifey's enjoying learning to ride on her CB125E, but in hindsight we should definitely have got her something freeway-capable as a first bike. The little 125 can hit about 85 flat out with a tail wind, and it just limits the things we can do, and that in turn limits riding time. Been looking at 600s and thereabouts as a step up - trying for things newer than 2005 and under 60,000 km, and not too pricy - and the GSR came up in the search. She likes the look of it, and reports seem to be muted by generally good. She's about 5'3" or 163 cm in the old money, and still pretty new, so something short is good. The GSR actually has a 10 mm *lower* seat height than the CB and is quite narrow at the front of the seat as well. Any tales, experiences, gotchas, alternative suggestions?