With about a year to go until I'm off LAMS, I'm looking into an unrestricted bike. I am about 5'6-5'7 (169cm) and prefer nakeds with the classic single round headlight. Will use the bike for commuting every other day in addition to occasional weekend rides and possibly track rides once a blue moon. EFI, ABS and pillion seating is preferable but not essential. No minimum budget as I would prefer to buy an older decent bike than a crappy brand new one but max I can spend is probably $9k. I am handy with tools and can do most of the servicing myself. So far the Ducati Monsters have really caught my attention but I have heard that although they are good bikes, they are very expensive for what they are. Are they worth it or are there better alternatives? Also thought about buying a modified streetfighter. All the work is done for you but because they have aftermarket parts or parts from every other bike, does this mean it becomes a headache when you need to replace something and figure out whether it will fit?