Don't want to waste anyone's time: I'm not buying a new bike any time soon. This discussion thread is idle chitchat over a beer... I'm sending off an application today for a job that, if I get it, will come with a *very* significant pay rise. I'll pay off all the debts hanging over me in a year or so and then be much more flush with cash than I've ever been. As part of imagining the changes flowing from the new job (to psych meself up for the interview!) I'd love to think about replacing my $4700, 10 year old Bandit 1200S. Trouble is, I'm really struggling to think of what would be better. I like the grunt of a biggish bike, and mostly commute so a naked or bikini-faired machine with a fairly upright seating position makes sense. So, here's a bit of a short list I came up with: Bandit 1250S KTM Superduke Aprilia Tuono The Ducati Streetfighter is nice, but even with the new job I'd struggle to justify more than 20 grand for a bike to myself... That should be enough to give you the ballpark... And I know, I know, I need to test ride and all that stuff. At this point, though, it's all just dreams and speculation. Join me if you feel like it.