I thought I'd gone through every 600-700 cc bike & compiled a "final 3" list of the bikes I'm most interested in for when I get my "big girl's licence" (i.e off restrictions) which won't be till this time 2007. I'd decided I loved the look/feel/everything of the Honda Hornet 600. I also really liked the Kawasaki Z750 - wicked looking beast. The Yamaha FZ6n was on the list too - looked great. All that remained was to test ride em next year to finally choose which one felt best TO ME. However my dad rang me on the weekend raving about the new Kawasaki ER6n that he saw at Bolton's Kawasaki on the weekend. The phrase he used was "it's shit hot!!" so I looked up the specs - on paper it looks awesome. will have to sit on it to feel if it's the right height & weight FOR ME. but for now, it's on the list. looks like I have 4 to test ride in a year now!