I am looking to buy a used bike to handle my 90km daily commute and would like to get some suggestions on what to buy. I have a full license but haven't ridden a bike in the last 5+ years, with the exception of the Beta 150cc scooter we own (which is mostly ridden by my girlfriend or broken down awaiting some impossible to find part), and have never ridden anything larger than 250cc. My priorities are comfort and fuel range (preferably a minimum of 250km before reserve) but I also want something that looks nice and is fun to ride. Performance is not a big issue but as my commute involves some 100km/h speed limit areas it really needs to cope reasonably well with the 100-140km/h zone. Don't mind between faired and naked but if a fairing makes a significant difference in the rain or at highway speeds then I guess that would be a plus. Running costs are also to be considered as, doing 450km a week, I don't want to be servicing and replacing tyres every month. A centre stand would be nice too as I like to do my own servicing. I prefer liquid cooling as part of my journey could have me stuck in heavy traffic. I would prefer a lighter and smaller bike as I'm on the lighter side myself, and to slip through traffic. Budget is up to around $5000. Some of the bikes that I have been interested in are: * Kawasaki ZZR600 - but concerned that it might be bigger and heavier than I would like * Honda CBR600F4 - 170kg sounds good to me * Honda CB250F "Hornet" - but what is the real world fuel range and how often will I have to change that expensive back tyre? Any comments on the above bikes and suggestions for others much appreciated.