So the ZZR is all good and fine - but I want more 'ooomph' at the lights and sometimes I think it'd be nice to have a bigger frame and not look like the gorilla in mariokart. So I'm slowly looking around - money isnt unlimited so I'm looking at around the $10k mark, this puts some new bikes firmly out of reach, others *nearly* do-able so falling in love would probably help me to increase my budget a bit - but it'd have to be RIGHT. So far I'm torn. I love the look of sport bikes so had thought that ZX6, CBR600RR, R6, Daytona 675 were valid choices - but I sat on a Daytona the other day briefly and had a 'moment of clarity'. I'd be insane to buy something that even sitting on for 30 seconds I could tell my back and arms would hate. What do I want a sport bike for anyway? I'm pretty much exclusively a peak hour commuter and although I sometimes detour on the way home and have a bit of a blat on some decent roads, its really only an afterthought to my main purpose which is filtering through the traffic in the morning and cruising home comfortably at the end of the day. Taking my new found sensible head into consideration I test-rode a FZ6 thinking it still looked OK (not as sexy as a proper sport bike - but not too shabby).. and I was blown away by how underwhelmed I was! It was DULL. Yes it went quickly and the engine had plenty of power for me - but it was like a motorbike with ALL the fun engineered out of it. No screaming exhaust, no flipping around side to side in the corners... just... calm efficient sensiblness. So now I'm back to thinking perhaps I COULD live with a sport bike - after all if the FZ6 is the alternative I might as well get a Hyundai Getz, stay dry and be done with it. - Not part of my plan at all!! Looking around I see a few posibilities but I wonder if dealerships are gonna get really iritated by me if I just seem indecisive: CBR600RR - a bit pricey - but may be the most comfy of the 600 sports VFR800 - again pricey - but perhaps a good compromise between fun & practical? Dont seem to be many around though? ZX6 - Cheaper than the honda and looks fantastic - but could I ride it without being hospitalised with back pain?... ER6 - Cheapest option of all - but would it be too sensible like the FZ6? GSX-F Monster bazooka exhaust that'd need to go - and once again might be playing into the dull-side of sport touring bikes.... Ultimately I want to find a bike I *love*. I dont really want to settle for a "this'll do" decision as changing bikes is HARD - any expenditure of this nature is heavily scrutinized by the domestic commitee and I dont want to have get approval for an upgrade again in a years time when I realise I'm not satisfied.... Is it unreasonable to test ride 6 or 7 different bikes before deciding what i want (and then however many it takes to find the one of the right price/vintage/condition to make me open my wallet?). If it is unreasonable - how can I make these decisions?!