Hi, I'm after a LAMS approved bike that I won't tire of too quickly. Why don't bike shops help you select? They just throw you prices without being prepared so say one is worth $1,000 more because it has .... I am looking towards an FZR or CBR but I go into bike shops, one had an '87 FZR for $6,500 then said "but for that price we have a Hyosung 250". I've seen FZR and CBRs for 2 - 3000, I understand there may be some work in them, but in terms of reliability, punch and ease of learning on is there a bike anyone would recommend ... FZR, CBR, ZZR, just anything sportish. I've seen people who have bought the across and raved, but is it a comparable bike handling and performance wise, or is it just because it has storage and fuel lights to make the experience more convenient?