Hi there **DISCLAIMER** I consider myself a pretty experienced motorcycle rider in general but I don't claim to be a road legend, far from it. I used to race motocross from a young age (now 35) but only recently got into street bikes. I live in Victoria Australia and because of LAMS laws picked up a CBR500R as my first street bike. I had ridden friends R1s and other street biks previously for short periods. I have been riding my cbr500r for about 18 months and have learned a lot about road riding and feel pretty confident on the twisties and at times I feel like I am getting closer to knee down.(chicken strips getting pretty small etc) I plan to do some track days to further improve my cornering soon. With that said I am now ready to move on from my beloved cbr500r as it doesn't and to be honest never has excited me with it's performance. I am looking for advice on my next bike, here are my criteria and options I have narrowed down. (It should be said that I am partial to Honda as I have ridden Honda my whole life) *Needs to have ABS *Needs to be a Supersports or Superbike *Not a naked bike *Needs to be good and affordable in and around year 2012 second hand *Needs to be low maintenance and reliable as a commuter bike (use will be a daily commuter with some weekend twisty riding, low end torque and economics and comfort are important) I am almost sold on a 2012 CBR1000R-ABS but I am weighing up maybe looking at the 600cc range supersports or possibly Triumph Daytona 675 or MV F3, GSXR750 etc. I like the idea of the 800cc bikes being in the middle of the litre bikes and the 600 but finding it hard to find ABS options. I am also a little scared to buy something european like the F3 or Triumph due to cost of repairs and maintenance. Budget is probably about 12k Welcome advice. Rob.