I've been making a list for a while now of bikes to test-ride once my restrictions are up (about 1.5 years left to go). BMW F800ST Yamaha YZF-R6 Yamaha FZ6N Triumph Street Triple (R - if they're sub $10k in 1.5 years) Honda CBR600RR Honda Hornet 600 Honda Hornet 900 Honda VFR800 Honda VTR1000 Honda CBR600 F4i Suzuki SV650s Suzuki GSR600 Suzuki Bandit 650 Suzuki GSX-R 600/750 Kawasaki ZX6R (636) Kawasaki Z750 I've also written down some preferences for the bike: Sporty (yet not race) bike with adequate power (~100+hp). Suspension/handling, braking and comfort are primary concerns. I often do 500+km days so I don't want a 'heads down, ass up' riding position Don't want 'full' race position. Four cylinders preferred (preference to less 'racy' 4's i.e. 'some' torque down low). Short seat height Preference to lighter bikes (~200kg wet) given. No preference between faired or naked. Should be able to commute, twisties and track days. Prefer to get a middle-weight rather than a thou to keep it somewhat sensible. EFI an advantage. ABS significant advantage (depending on the system). Prefer an out of the box package i.e. I don't want to have to mod it to get the best out of it. Digital dash preferred over analogue Ability for Panniers and topbox an advantage Pillion ability would be nice Off road capability not needed. Don't like cruisers. Budget is $5-10k. So far the bikes that stand out to me are the CBR600 F4i and the Hornet 600 (especially the later models i.e. 0, as well as the 636 which is from what I've read a bit sportier than most of the other things on my list but still comfortable for long distance rides. The BMW sounds like great package but I'm not sure how sporty it is. I'm also a bit wary of buying a revvy 600-4 but I think I'll need to also take into account the power difference between these and what I've ridden so far (i.e full power v LAMS). I want the bike to be sedate when around town yet still be able to turn into a monster when I want it to. So the question is, which bikes are in Netrider's opinion the most suited?