Hi, I test rode a Suzuki GS500G and a Kawasaki ER-5 today as I want to upgrade from my Suzuki TU250. The '98 TU has now got 70,000 km on it and I don't know if it can take it too much longer on Brisbane's gateway motorway. I was hopeful that the bikes I test rode would have upright seating positions, but unfortunately not enough (good deals going on these bikes new though). I am after recommendations for a bike with an upright seating position as I commute 100km to work and back each day and don't like leaning over on the sports bikes (too old and back gets sore). I am mostly after economy and the bike doesn't have too be too powerful. I was aiming for a minimum of 500cc, road bike, about 1998 onwards, and low kms as I clock up 25 to 30,000 klicks each year. I was going to spend $7,500 today but the Suzi and Kawa were too much lean over the tank for me. The new Suzi DL650 is a little out of my budget at the moment. Look forward to hearing from someone, then I can go shopping again.