Ok well long story short, I sold my old Honda Spada (among other assets)to head overseas on the backpacking adventure of a lifetime..... and returned home within 3 months (damn pommie weather!) Now its time to get myself another ride. I'm still trying to decide whether to go for a cruiser or not but lately have been leaning towards a sports or tourer (or similar). Budget is around $7000 for something from 600cc to 1000cc to be used for the daily commute but also a bit of fun on the weekend. I've had a look at a 1999 ZX9R and loved the look. Still waiting to take it for a test though. Any other ideas? Cheers!