So I need to buy a new bike (thanks to the actions of Mr Tradie who wrote off the trusty reliable ZZR) I *was* looking at just under $10k for a late model 600cc sport bike. I test rode an '05 ZX636 (20K on clock, priced just under $10k) which I really liked, and test rode a GSXR600 (new - so over budget at $14k) which was ok - but not as comfortable as the 636. ..Now I've seen a new '08 ZX6 for $12k (which I reckon can be argued down to 11). Obviously I'll have to take it for a ride and see if anything stands out but I've got a feeling I'm going to be torn. Everything I've read says the '08 ZX6 wasnt too flash and really an '09 ZX6 is a gazillion times better. The 636's on the other hand seem to have been well respected with a little extra low-down torque making it good for the commute. Given that 99% of my riding is a commute (albeit a pleasantly bendy traffic free 80kmh one in the afternoon) would I be a fool to go the newer 'peakier' bike? Something in me says paying just a little more for a brand new bike *has* to be a good idea. The other part of me says *be sensible* - save some dollars and get the more suited bike anyway.... Just to add to the decision the '05 636 is in a good looking blue colour, but the '08 is green... The green is growing on me - but I'm still not TOTALLY convinced..... ** (If money was no option I'd be on a new, black CBR600RR - but at $16k unfortunately its just not an option) Anyone got any thoughts on ZX6 vs ZX636?